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LG to offer QSlide SDK so that third party apps can use the feature

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LG to offer QSlide SDK so that third party apps can use the feature
QSlide is LG's multi-tasking tool that allows one app to be running in the foreground, while another is running in the background, with the use of a floating window. You might remember the fascinating story of how the tool was invented, and how LG's Senior Research Engineer Sebastian Hochan Song came up with the idea of the slide, which allows you to control how transparent the two apps appear on the screen, together, at the same time.

The QSlide SDK allows developers to build an app with the floating window transparent underneath, so that users can view the background app. Code jockeys can also add the QSlide icon to the notification bar, allowing those using the app to quickly launch the feature.

LG has been including QSlide in many of its new models. Besides the high end LG G2 and  LG G Flex models, the feature is also found in the QWERTY equipped LG Optimus F3Q.

QSlide in action (L) and the notification bar

QSlide in action (L) and the notification bar


source: LGDeveloper via AndroidCentral

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posted on 28 Jan 2014, 09:14

1. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2306; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Samsung needs to jump on that for multi-window. I would love to be able to use it with all of the apps on my phone. The concept that was shown earlier today has me drooling.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Multi-window-concept-video-shows-what-Android-could-do-in-the-future_id51890

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 09:41

2. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Right! But why don't you root your phone, bro?

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 09:51

3. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2306; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I've tinkered with it a little in the past, but I guess I've just never had any serious interest in interacting with my phone that way.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 14:24

4. rangaha (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)


They really should because LG's split view on their G Flex works with all third party apps.

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