Newly uncovered code in iOS 8 hints at multi-sized split-screen windows

Newly uncovered code in iOS 8 hints at multi-sized split-screen windows

On Monday, well-known developer Steven Troughton-Smith revealed in a Twitter post that he has uncovered the code in Apple's first iOS 8 beta which strongly points to a multi-sized split-screen.

According to Troughton-Smith, going by the newly-discovered in iOS 8, a split-screen feature will apparently be added by Apple to its forthcoming iOS 8 version of its mobile operating system. The split-screen windows in iOS 8 will probably be available in multiple sizes.

The code in iOS 8 which has been uncovered by Troughton-Smith chiefly enables SpringBoard to run two apps side-by-side; thereby implying that the iOS 8 version - which is scheduled to be released this fall - will come with the split-screen viewing functionality.

Despite the fact that it is still not clear as to how the split-screen view will look, particularly on smaller devices like the iPhone, Troughton-Smith has revealed that Apple will apparently provide options to run a second app in "1/4 size, 1/2 size, or 3/4 size."

Going by the speculations, theiOS 8 version could feasibly handle a two-up app view in such a way that an active app will be displayed in a bigger window, while the other app will be scaled down till it is needed by the users.


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