From time to time, we come across some pretty incredible tweak that is simply too good to be true. And now we have such tweak and it sounds ridiculous on paper but nevertheless very promising when it works. iOS developer Aaron Ash has managed to hack deep into the iOS and found a way to run two iPhone apps side by side on the iPad.
Note that Ash has made it clear that this is still a work in progress and that there a several kinks to iron out. According to Ash's blog:
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.
Based on the only available picture of the tweak, which I'm assuming is an actual screenshot, the tentative name of the tweak is Polyonix. According to Ash, he will be implementing an edit function where the user can rearrange, rotate or switch the positions of the app. And from the looks of it, the dual screen easily reminds us of the Nintendo DS.
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 usable.
This is definitely a very promising jailbreak tweak that could prove to be useful in multitasking just as long as it works. As stated before, this is still a very early build and that it will most likely take months before this tweak gets a release date. iPad owners would definitely want to keep a close on this one.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback