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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RE[2]: but...
by ThomasFuhringer on Thu 26th Sep 2013 07:14 UTC in reply to "RE: but..."
ThomasFuhringer
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That is why funcionality like this should be simply left up to users to switch it on or off in the settings. Some users might like it and gain a lot of productivity in their work from it.
Same for MDI.

Edited 2013-09-26 07:16 UTC

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