Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2012 09:23 UTC
Apple "I've been developing a new tweak for iPads called Quasar. Quasar is a tweak that allows you to run your apps in windows in your iPad. Just like in a window-based operating system, you can resize, move, close or full-screen windows." This is really, really cool - and quite useful, too, especially for iPhone-only applications. It's in the Cydia Store for $9.99.
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RE: Cool!!
by Laurence on Mon 30th Apr 2012 10:24 UTC in reply to "Cool!!"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

If Apple don't already have a prototype of this running in their own labs, then they will be screwed when all the other tablet manufacturers implement it! ;)

Why would they? This looks a horrible kludge.

As much as I don't like Metro, the multi-window method used on there is better suited for tablets than this hack to create desktop-style cascading windows.

I'm all for 3rd party tweaks for iOS to extend it's functionality, but on this occasion I think Apple's "less is more" approach is better.

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RE[2]: Cool!!
by REM2000 on Mon 30th Apr 2012 11:02 in reply to "RE: Cool!!"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

i was going to post the same thing, this i don't think works well on the iPad at all.

The apps are all designed to fit on a small display 9" so they need all the screen estate they can get, this doesn't look useful or user friendly and does look very kludgy.

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RE[3]: Cool!!
by phoenix on Mon 30th Apr 2012 16:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Cool!!"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

For running multiple iphone apps, though, which don't always look that great scaled out to 10", this could be useful.

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