One of the biggest innovations of the iPhone/iPod touch is the CoverFlow technology that displays the covers of albums as they are played back. Erica Sadun’s AppFlow promises to fix this problem on jailbroken iPhones – but can it stack up?
Starting up AppFlow doesn’t do much – all it displays is a boring list of applications. Tapping one of them allows you to launch the program.
Alternatively, a “tag” can be assigned:
Tilting the device into landscape mode reveals the program’s true strength – Coverflow for applications. Icons are shown scaled up, which unfortunately doesn’t look too well in some cases:
The product displays an extremely annoying splash screen at start-up. This takes up loads of time and should IMHO be removed ASAP:
In the end, Appflow does what it promises: applications can now be launched via a CoverFlow-like display. While this definitely looks cool, everybody has to decide about its practical values himself (which are further diminished by the slow start-up). As this is a free app, however, nothing speaks about installing it just for kicks…