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Quasar allows for windowed apps on jailbroken iPads

Quasar allows for windowed apps on jailbroken iPads
Quasar is an impressive solution for jailbroken iPads, which will allow users to multitask and run apps in windowed environments. Even more impressive is the app was created by a 15-year old Brazilian high school student. Pedro Franceschi wrote the app, and this isn't even his first one. He has previously made PhySwitch which allows for app switching using the volume buttons, and PhyScroll which allows for in-app scrolling either using the volume buttons or tilting your device. 

Quasar is Pedro's third app, and this time he wanted to make his iPad run more like a traditional PC. Pedro thinks that multitasking is the future, and that Apple will implement a better system soon, but in the meantime, he has created Quasar, which allows for apps to run in windows, and be used simultaneously side-by-side on screen. Each app window can be resized, zoomed to full screen, rotated and moved around as you would like. 

Of course, you'll need a jailbroken iPad in order to use the app. If you're already jailbroken, you can find the app in the Cydia store for $9.99. 

source: Byte

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posted on 02 May 2012, 15:39 1

1. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Me thinks its worth 10 bucks

posted on 02 May 2012, 15:41

2. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

"was created by a 15-year old"

posted on 02 May 2012, 16:23

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

glad he did. he might be taking cues from some android devs. the idea is really nice.

posted on 02 May 2012, 20:01

4. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

I wish I was as smart as this kid. If Apple was smart, they'd pay for his education and give him a job in their coding, because it looks like he is better at coding then most of them. I also see Apple stealing this idea and calling it "innovation" on their next iPad

posted on 02 May 2012, 22:00

5. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)

Yeah, looks similar to overskreen on android.

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