Use Multitasking Switcher In On Your iPhone In Landscape Mode Using SwitcherLand (Cydia)
For those that prefer to embark on their iOS journey in a landscape orientation, it may be slightly annoying that sure native apps and components of the OS is not set-up with landscape support. Apps like the default Settings app are strictly portrait-only affairs and no matter how ferociously you flip that device around; it refuses to to budge. The equivalent goes for the multitasking switcher tray which may be invoked by double tapping the home button on the device. The bar that seems along the bottom on the screen containing backgrounded apps is designed to work in portrait mode only.
The SwitcherLand tweak that has recently landed on the Cydia store aims to solve that issue by introducing support for the alternative landscape orientation when the switcher tray has been invoked by the user. It looks to a small degree strange that such behavior has not been built into iOS as standard by Apple, considering that the default behavior is to show the multitasking tray in portrait only mode, even if the open app is in landscape. With that being the case, the entire user experience is tainted when the home button is tapped twice, which means that the user has to literally flip the device to use the tray. Whereas that might not appear to be a big deal, it does seem to go against the entire seamless flow of iOS that Apple craves therefore badly.
After installation, SwitcherLand extends the skills of the switcher tray to support the choice orientation however still stays true to the original functionality and contains the familiar media controls, Music app access and even a orientation lock choice that permits the user to lock the device into landscape orientation. This specific tweak contains no extra icons or settings entries and needs an iPhone or iPod touch running iOS five or on top of.
SwitcherLand is accessible as a freed from charge download from the BigBoss repository.