Tomek Kondrat · Feb 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Meet OmniSwitch: An Innovative New Feature in OmniROM

OmniROM is one of the hottest new custom ROMs. It comes from developers including XDA Senior Recognized Developers Chainfire, XpLoDWilD, pulser_g2, and is definitely something that shouldn’t be missed. During the past few months, the OmniROM team added a few of very interesting features like OpenDelta and Multi-Window, which is still described as a work-in-progress. Now, users who have updated to the most recent nightlywill notice a “mysterious” OmniSwitch entry in their application drawers.

If you don’t know what exactly OmniSwitch is, we’re going to give you an answer. It’s an app-switcher created by XDA Senior Member maxwen. It can be launched by swiping towards the center of the screen from a blue hotspot, just like with Pie from ParanoidAndroid. Nonetheless, we won’t compare Pie and OmniSwitch, as those are completely different projects with completely different goals.

OmniSwitch is highly customizable, and allows you to configure many features such as memory usage, buttons, and a list of your favorite applications. The classic app switching mechanism is still available, so you can use that as well if you don’t like OmniSwitch.

You can find OmniSwitch by downloading the newest nightly for your supported device or applying the update with OpenDelta. You can also check the source code of the application by visiting this GitHub repository or making your way over to the Gerrit.


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Tomek Kondrat

eagleeyetom is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Tomek is the only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OPO. View eagleeyetom's posts and articles here.
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