Thanks to a Matt Dixon who recommended this app.
Swipe Home Button ReviewApp Link (Free): Swipe Home Button
Swipe Home Button is a free app that aims to change how you use your home button. And to our astonishment it solidly delivers on its promises.
A Better Capacitive-Touch Home ButtonAfter you install it, when you swipe up from the home button, it is the equivalent of pressing the home button. When you swipe diagonally, it brings down the notification panel. Swipe up and down will bring up recent apps.
Recommended SettingsWe've been playing with this app for a few days and here are the options that we recommend. First, in the advanced settings, turn off tap notice and tap vibrate. This feedback is there to let you know when you’re unknowingly touching the hot spot, but after you get used to knowing that hot spot is always there, you really don’t need to be reminded of the fact.
Second, it is more intuitive to see the notification panel come down when you do the up and down motion. And the same thing for swiping diagonally. It flows with how recent apps is used. So swap these two actions.