Alympus

Alympus is a brand new tweak by developer iKyle, and designer Surenix. It’s been teased for the past week, but until today, we really had no idea what to expect. Would it be a new messaging tweak? A new theme? Or something else?

Today, we have a better idea of what Alympus entails. It seems to be an App Switcher replacement for iOS.

Surenix just posted a teaser Vine, which showed off some of the tweak’s upcoming functionality. Needless to say, it looks really good. Have a look and tell us what you think…

https://vine.co/v/egPxA2l7DTA

I have to say, I’m pretty excited about how this is looking. Kyle is a well-regarded developer, and we all know what Surenix can do. You guys geeked?

  • Ian

    That looks amazing !!! I cant wait for it to come out ! Any ideas on a release date or price ?

    • iky1e

      Soon (days not weeks)

      • Bronson

        iPad supported, yes?

      • iky1e

        For 1.0, maybe, maybe not. Possibly a v1.1 feature.

      • Andrew

        S O O N ™

        😉

      • Diego Milano

        Does it feature anything related to toggles as well?

      • iky1e

      • Alberto Espinal

        Hope it does because it will make no sense since you are going to be sliding from bottom of the screen unless it has hot corners

      • Diego Milano

        Too many toggles in one screen. 🙁 Good job overall though.

      • nonchalont

        Nice design. I like it! Good work Kyle.

      • iky1e

        Thanks.
        Surenix and I are really happy with the final look

  • Andrew

    Hmm… I’m a little disappointed. I thought this would be some amazing revolutionary tweak, judging from the weird teaser. It doesn’t look bad (it looks very well done, actually), but it doesn’t look that impressive. Somewhat intriguing, however. I hope to see more on this. It’s an interesting concept, and I hope it does more than this in the end.

    • iky1e

      The video is a tease. It doesn’t show everything…

      • Andrew

        I beg to differ. It showed what appears to be the core function of the tweak: an app switcher that appears to be quite similar to GridSwitcher but with pinch gestures.

    • Manuel Molina

      Yeah, agree. It looks nice but the teaser made it seem like it was the best thing since people made chairs, the wheel, or a knife to slice bread.

  • Diego Milano

    Interesting, especially since Auxo 3 reportedly will NOT be updated before iOS 9 hits the general public. It might not be a bad replacement for it.

    • czbird

      That sucks. I desperately need an unifying interface for CC and Switcher. So missing it… any quality alternatives?

      • Diego Milano

        Sorry, not that I’m aware of. There’s this new alternative but honestly it’s not as appealing, in my opinion- why would I need SO MANY toggles in a single page and have to actually swipe to get to this toggle screen? No, thanks.

  • Blip dude

    Well, this was expected!! Just please tell this won’t get abandoned like Auxo??

    • Diego Milano

      The developer said maybe or maybe not, possibly in v1.1. My personal judgement of the above is it won’t initially.

  • rockdude094

    Always love new ideas. This is one of them.

    • This is not really new…
      Look at Auxo 2,3 or Vertex…

  • Tylor Jackson

    Does this ipad support? Cause I noticed alot support tweaks, theme etc than ipads.. :/

    • Diego Milano

      Initially it won’t, reportedly.

    • Gregg

      Initially won’t reportedly, it.

      • Lemerio P.

        Reportedly, it initially won’t.

      • Lemerio P.

        You set it up, sorry I had to follow by posting that lol

      • Gregg

        Couldn’t resist, it was so nonsensical, hope he doesn’t code… 😉

  • Chang in Charge

    So basically this is grid switcher with pinch to zoom and some animations.

    • smtp25

      yip. thats it. I’m equally unimpressed.

  • Alejandro Maximo Marez

    AUXO KILLER! I’m jk. It looks like a pretty sweet alternative though for sure. I’m looking forward to texting it out!

    • Chris Tangler

      hopefully there are also toggles and allows support for Polus

  • PJ

    An interesting concept, and I’m willing to try it out before saying whether or not I like it. From the video though, it looks like the layout would make more sense on an iPad than it would an iPhone. But, I won’t know for sure until I try it.

  • This will be so awesome on my future iPhone 6S Plus!!

  • Guy

    Looks pretty damn hot

  • suttonmontreal

    It reminds me of Multiflow on IOS 4 jailbroken IPhones

  • It looks great, but I won’t be able to afford it sooooo guess I’ll stick to GridSwitcher. R.I.P. Auxo 3, the money was not well spent.

  • James G

    I’m sorry, but a pinch gesture is terrible UI for app switching navigation as it requires the phone be laid on a surface or used with two hands.

    Perhaps this pinch gesture is only to switch between three/four/nine apps viewed at a time and not required every time app switching is invoked, if not this is a non starter.

    • James G

      Also, doing that kind of app switching on a 6 Plus, you can’t even reach that top row of apps most of the time.

  • leart

    multifl0w tweak?!

  • I’ll stick on Vertex, cause Auxo 3 does not work on 8.4 and I dislike Auxo LE.

    • :)

      You know Surenix is not a dev right? He is a designer? Auxo 3 not being updated has nothing to do with Surenix…He only deals with graphics. It’s on Sentry to update Auxo….

      • Yes I know, but it is something he should keroe in mind. I will not pay anything to him anymore.

      • Blip dude

        Okay that’s cool and I somewhat agree with you too. Just understand that Surenix has nothing to do with Auxo at all. Complain to sentry, who by the way, only designed Auxo as well. Don’t worry, I’m pissed as well and I feel like Asphaleia 2 will be the last tweak to purchase from A3 tweaks as well. While I am upset that Auki hasn’t been updated either, that’s also more of bensge’s fault (typo?) rather than Surenix as he also only designed it, not the mastermind behind it.

      • tunutsaigon

        Well, don’t you know Sentry is a designer as well as Surenix??? :))

  • Toon

    nothing new

  • Ermek Djuzenov

    Gonna be my top fav tweak

  • port87

    =)

  • Joey

    I will try it out if it’s free, but I won’t pay for it. GridSwitcher serves the same function.

  • leart

    not sure it will work after installing this 😀

  • Linton Findlay

    ANOTHER app switcher…

    • :/

      What do you mean ANOTHER? There aren’t enough. The only good one that still works is Vertex.

      • smtp25

        multi-touch drag up =’s good enough. Multi tasking is where the effort needs to be put

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Looks very solid. Looking forward to it!

  • Xee

    Looks awesome. Hope it is optimised for iPhone 6 Plus.

  • hisham abdul hai

    well, I should say that I’m seeing the hTC M8 multitasking cards

  • iPhoneWINS

    nice cause grid switcher sucks