Jailbroken iPhone users are well aware of popular Cydia tweak called Zephyr which lets them replace the physical home button with gestures. Zephyr shows the main menu and recently opened apps present in Multitasking bar by simply swiping up. The similar type of app is now available for android devices running on Android OS 4 and above.
Swipe Home Button available in Google's Play Store is for those users who have got broken the home button/menu button or the home key is not working properly. Some users, including me, fear that they might lose the proper functionality of the Menu button due to over-use. Swipe Home button saves the clicks of physical button by giving them a complete alternative in the form of swipes/gestures.
This app can perform five different actions:
- You can go back to Home screen
- Get the list of recently opened apps (recent apps)
- Pull down the notifications
- Play the next track with a simple swipe
- Or you can open any other favorite app with a gesture
Five Amazing customizable swipe gestures!
1, Swipe up
----Swipe up into the screen from the outside of bottom center screen.
2, Swipe far up
----Swipe up into the screen from the outside of bottom center screen and go over 2/5 height of the screen.
3, Swipe up down
----Swipe up into the screen from the outside of bottom center screen and continue swipe back down outside the screen.
4, Swipe up left
----Swipe far up left into the screen from outside of bottom center screen.
5, Swipe up right
----Swipe far up right into the screen from outside of bottom center screen.
Swipe Home Button app also contains a little bug, or you can say drawback. It occupies the lower part of Spacebar during typing. So, you have press the uppar part of Spacebar in order to provide the space between letters.
This app is available in two form - a trial version and paid version. Trail version is free for 7 days whereas the paid version will cost you only $0.99 per account. Major android devices like Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, HTC one and others running on android 4 or above are tested with this app. I am also using it on my Galaxy S3 device and it's ia perfect Zephyr like app for android fans.