Work Wide enhances productivity on the BlackBerry Passport by allowing two apps to run side-by-side

Work Wide enhances productivity on the BlackBerry Passport by allowing two apps to run side-by-side
BlackBerry has promoted its enterprise-centric BlackBerry Passport as a way to Work Wide. The 4.5 inch screen on the phone features a 1440 x 1440 resolution, and the 1:1 aspect ratio gives users of the phone a wider view of what is on the screen. This allows Passport users to more easily read documents on their phone.

Now, a new app called Work Wide is available in BlackBerry World, exclusively for the new flagship 'Berry. The app allows the user to run two apps side-by-side on the Passport screen. For example, let's say that you want to listen to our review of the BlackBerry Passport while composing an email. Without this app, if you load up our review on YouTube, you couldn't use the browser for anything else. With Work Wide, you can use part of the screen to watch the video, and use the other part to write an email.

The apps available for multitasking include an HTML5 browser with reader mode, a calculator similar to the native calculator on the phone, a picture viewer and a text viewer. You can swap the sides that each app is running on, and you can even adjust the width of one of the apps if you want one to use more of the screen than the other.

Priced at $2.99, Work Wide is an application that really does improve the productivity of a phone that already is quite productive.



source: WorkWide (BlackBerry), BBRYFlow via Crackberry

Related phones

Passport
  • Display 4.5" 1440 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

So it's kinda like Samsung's Multi-window feature... Nice...

3. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Not exactly. "The app allows the user to run two apps side-by-side on the Passport screen" Alan Is a bit misleading here, this is one app that can do few things and not two apps running side-by-side.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

It allows you to run two apps side by side that are already within the app itself. It's in the video.

7. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I can design a new simple application like that: Clicking on the left side of the screen activates vibration, clicking on the right side of the screen activates flashlight. One app that do two different things on one screen is NOT two apps running side-by-side.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's not one app that does two different things. It's one app that ALLOWS two apps to function on the screen at the same time, running side by side. And since you say you can design one like that, have at it and get it sold. Good luck with that.

10. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Ok, so what is the names of of the apps that this app ALLOWS to run side by side so I can download and run them separately from the store?

6. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2452; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

People also seem to forget LG offered the feature in their G devices before Samsung offered it on the Galaxy Note series.

9. wilsong17 unregistered

Really link source

11. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Galaxy Note 2 was released even before the first G - Optimus G Not to say that LG needed several version to "borrow" this feature to their phone. The first form is the "G Slide" or somewhat like that on LG G Pro which is pretty useless

15. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2452; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Q Slide was the name of it and I would argue that it was what gave way to Multi Window because Q Slide was the answer to the Pop Up Play feature offered by Samsung. That only allowed you to view video while doing something else, so then LG took it one step further and allowed multiple apps on the same screen like a calculator and video player. Then Samsung came out with the Multi-Window feature which I agree is the best form, but we have to give credit to the competition that preceded it.

12. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

LOL, factual? What a joke!

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Now only if it had any apps to multitask with xD

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

This app is pretty good! Definitely useful for those who use their handset at work and need to do some heavy multitasking with it.

13. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

i wish it will feature to all android phones :)

14. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

So it's nothing like multi window, it's actually an app with a few built in applications. Title is a bit misleading ?

16. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

The BlackBerry Playbook could easily run multiple applications. I once had a video playing in the browser, music playing and a Doom demo running at the same time. In real life this is not very useful but it could be done. So I have always wondered why BB did not allow BB10 to do this.

17. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

The 1:1 screen really make it awkward to use 2 apps at the same time. BB really making a big mistake with passport.

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