Vito Cassisi, the developer behind a piece of software that could potentially revolutionize the way Android users switch between apps, updated Switcher today.

Working on the principle that swiping gestures are naturally more satisfying (from a UX standpoint) than press-and-wait actions (a la Android's multitasking button), Switcher's functionality is entirely based on the utilization of universal swipe gestures to switch between running apps (or all apps).

According to the developer, the concept was first imagined when studying on the train, desperately wishing for a way to switch between notes and web that was faster than using home or back buttons.

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Those concerned that the vertical "add" and "remove" gestures can rest assured that Switcher's pre-defined swipe zones (which rest fairly high on the screen) will almost never interfere with normal in-app scrolling.

It's very important to note that this app is still a proof of concept, and therefore may not work perfectly on all devices. Further, it is likely that changes will be made to the app quite often. Of course we'll keep you updated on the app's progress and (eventual) completion, as this is definitely an app to watch. Until then, click through the widget below to give it a try.

Thanks, Roy!