Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Sep 2013 01:58 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Mobile devices are designed primarily as a modal experience. You use one app at a time, but can switch between them quickly. Multi-window interfaces and floating apps have been implemented a few times as an alternative, but most of these solutions are a bit clunky. Ixonos has released a new video demo of its multi-window technology, and it looks much better. If only we knew where to get it.

This is very awesome, and essentially very similar to Metro snapping - except with traditional windowing abilities, something Metro should have as well. They won't say who they are developing this for, but I wouldn't be surprised to eventually see Android applications running in a similar fashion on ChromeOS.

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by osvil on Wed 25th Sep 2013 14:18 UTC
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I would personally prefer *not* having a tiling window manager in a phone/tablet. Easy switching between full screen apps trumps tiling windows in many cases. This is more the case in phone/tablets. If you add the screen space overhead of window borders that would be required to implement resizing/rearrangement of windows in a finger friendly way... I think it is non-sense.

My personal opinion.

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