Developer Reveals the Split Screen, Multitasking Feature in iOS 8

The hidden multitasking feature in iOS 8 has been unveiled by an iOS app developer, called Steve Troughton Smith

Jun 12 2014, 10:28am CDT | by

Developer Reveals the Split Screen, Multitasking Feature in iOS 8
Photo Credit: Getty Images

A major feature hidden inside the iOS 8 has been discovered, as a developer reveals that the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system includes the highly anticipated split screen, multitasking feature.

According to The Inquirer, the particular function has been found by Steve Troughton Smith, an iOS app developer from High Caffeine Content, ensuring that the iOS 8 contains such hidden codes that can enable two different apps operating simultaneously with the split screen feature.

Smith tweeted, “So… just in case there was any doubt left… iOS 8’s SpringBoard has code to run two apps side-by-side. ¼ size, ½ size, or ¾ size. He also posted a video on YouTube.

For the last few months, different rumors have been surfacing throughout the internet, stating that the iOS 8 will be equipped with the split screen feature, enabling the user to work more simultaneously. For instance, the users will be able to drag a file from one app to another.

Interestingly, Apple did not reveal the specific feature on WWDC 2014, which might have caused due to Apple’s plan of unveiling it with the launch of the next model of iPad.

 

 

 
 
 


Ehsanul Haque Kanan is covering consumer electronics with passion. He is especially an avid follower of all things Apple.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Apple Reportedly Revealing the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air on March 9
Apple Reportedly Revealing the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air on March 9
A report states that the release of the Apple Watch will be accompanied by the new 12-inch Retina MacBook Air
 
 
Office features are free on iPad and iPhone
Office features are free on iPad and iPhone
No need for Office 365 subscriptions
 
 
Apple and IBM form partnership
Apple and IBM form partnership
Companies come together to develop apps
 
 
Apple Watch Launching in Multiple Countries This April
Apple Watch Launching in Multiple Countries This April
Following last week’s interview with Tim Cook to The Telegraph, where the 54-year old Apple CEO revealed titillating details of the Apple Watch and its launch, Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac is reporting that...