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Multiple iPhone apps side by side on the iPad

Yes, and it actually works! I’ve wasted plenty of time already playing 2 games of Angry Birds at the same time. (I actually was playing 3 for a while, but it crashed when I tried to add a 4th). There are a few bugs, such as audio not working, and accelerometer events not getting sent to applications; it may take a while to sort these out. The bottom right button turns on “edit mode” which allows you to rearrange applications, and rotate them (Angry Birds normally runs in landscape, here they’re turned). I’m debating on if I should go for the typical desktop feel or make it more SpringBoard-like and keep apps in preset locations. I probably won’t have time to really polish this up and release for a few months, but I’ll keep hacking away at it and possibly post updates every now and then. Performance is actually pretty good, definitely useable.

I’m planning on going to the jailbreak meetup in New York, I suppose I could let a few people play around with it there if they really wanted to.

20 Comments

  1. iPwnage wrote:

    This is pretty amazing.

    Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 01:32 | Permalink
  2. Brandon (Fishyy15 wrote:

    If you ever want a tester, hit me up. :)

    Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 01:38 | Permalink
  3. iMac wrote:

    Nice work! That’s really awesome!
    Awesome enough for apple to implement in iOS 5. ;)

    Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 01:45 | Permalink
  4. Robin wrote:

    Sweet! I could definitely make use of this, even if it was just for angry birds

    Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 05:54 | Permalink
  5. adam wrote:

    @Robin
    You do realize there is an iPad optimized version of angry birds?

    Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 10:03 | Permalink
  6. justin wrote:

    I also had something like this in mind for a tweak once, just never managed to really make it. Glad to see someone made this.
    in edit mode you should make it so you can resize the app windows. so you can like make one app bigger then the other one.

    Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 13:23 | Permalink
  7. Bill wrote:

    hey man if you ever need a beta tester just let me know. i have an original ipad and iphone 4 gsm. love to help out in the jailbreak world when i can.

    Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 14:06 | Permalink
  8. michael wrote:

    I’d be a willing tester if you’re still looking

    Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 16:39 | Permalink
  9. fleshman wrote:

    @ADAM
    all the angry birds are fully optimized for the iPad (HD versions are just rip offs, they worth nothing)
    this tweak will be awesome, if it could run 2 of same iPhone apps, scaled to half of the screen, and if the sound is working and maybe they can connect to each other in wifi, this will be a musthave offline multi tweak for the iPad!

    i cant wait to download it :O please dont leave it alone

    ( If u need a beta tester, i am ready to for it :D )

    Friday, July 1, 2011 at 16:33 | Permalink
  10. Suhaas wrote:

    I’ll be a beta tester if you need, man. I have an ipad, iphone 4, ipod touch, disabled iphone 3gs. Definitely agree with Fleshman, though. If you can run two instances of the same app…..

    Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 17:40 | Permalink
  11. alex wrote:

    I got here looking for a way to run two apps in splitview, basically for language learning (i.e. a pdf viewer and a dictionary, or mp3player for an audiobook and the pdf of transcript)

    Hope it will work with polyonix:)

    Monday, July 18, 2011 at 00:22 | Permalink
  12. Andrew wrote:

    Hi. Thank you very much for the article

    Friday, July 22, 2011 at 07:31 | Permalink
  13. Mitch wrote:

    daaaang. this craaaaazy!!!

    Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 01:13 | Permalink
  14. Nick wrote:

    This would be great if you could have a streaming/video app on top and a game on bottom. Make sure you make that possible.

    Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 14:21 | Permalink
  15. Wow, guys. It’s so nice of you to share your experience concerning such things. I really appreciate it. I find it very exciting to read about things that can be useful to me. Thanks for sharing.

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 23:50 | Permalink
  16. James wrote:

    Nice

    Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 18:32 | Permalink
  17. talia wrote:

    thats real sweet bru

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 13:00 | Permalink
  18. Rencontre gratuit femmme

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 13:06 | Permalink
  19. Eric wrote:

    Update? I really want this. Please post oncydia

    Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 15:35 | Permalink
  20. Steve wrote:

    9 months later and no news on this.. Is this project dead?

    Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 17:12 | Permalink

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