1. downup's Avatar
    This id has probably been up before.

    Imagine

    Excel + Calc
    YoutubeAPP + internet explorer
    Internet Explorer + Internet Explorer!
    Here Drive + Music Player
    OneNote + Message
    Message + Internet Explorer

    This is endless!

    Multitasking like a pro!

    Possible? Why not, 2gb RAM on high end phones should do this without a problem.
    Ma Rio likes this.
    05-23-2014 05:04 PM
  2. TheWPFan's Avatar
    I'd hate it if I had to make my app support this. I don't see devs wanting to deal with half-height portrait mode.
    05-23-2014 05:15 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    My current inclination right now is to say no to the feature, but its my personal opinion.

    Apps would have to be coded to recognize the half-height and it may be problematic and/or overly complex to integrate it into the UX and Windows Phone as it is.

    Its a great idea on paper, but I fear it would wreck something. I don't know how well Samsung has done this, so maybe someone can chime in on that.

    Those are nice mockups though.
    05-24-2014 11:14 AM
  4. ScottGeek's Avatar
    My current inclination right now is to say no to the feature, but its my personal opinion.

    Apps would have to be coded to recognize the half-height and it may be problematic and/or overly complex to integrate it into the UX and Windows Phone as it is.

    Its a great idea on paper, but I fear it would wreck something. I don't know how well Samsung has done this, so maybe someone can chime in on that.

    Those are nice mockups though.
    Have this on both my Samsung Note II and Note III... It can be very handy having the spit screen to carry on more than task at a time... I've sms and had a web page up reading movie times to coordinate with a group going to a show. You can also create floating windows... clip/paste out parts of the screen... lots of utility there. Works best with the stylus (pen) that comes with the Note Line of devices....

    The developer does have to add code to support this on the Android platform... I've seen some code that handles this... not really as tricky hard as you may think... at least over there.... I don't see this coming to WP... at least not on the UI side of things. You can create "multi-tasked" kind of code with background processes (i.e using Async type of code). But on the screen?

    Now, Windows RT and Windows 8.1 PC do have split screen capability (probably because those editions have a desktop??). The tiles and the dev controls available on the WP platform do not lend easy with sharing the main window between processes... that would be definitely "out of the box".... and cool!

    ~ScottGeek.
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-27-2014 05:35 PM
  5. Ma Rio's Avatar
    I want it.
    06-01-2014 05:32 PM
  6. Blacklac's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind SOME form of real multitasking, be it split screen Apps or Blackberry's implementation.
    06-01-2014 05:53 PM
  7. rcasey's Avatar
    Why not put the subject of the post in the title of the post?
    06-02-2014 01:44 AM
  8. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    I dont think windows phone floating widgets can be implemented until Microsoft modifies the whole os. If floating widgets could be implemented then we can also use chat heads in Facebook messenger like the ones in android.
    06-02-2014 01:57 AM

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