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Paranoid Android shows off their implementation of mutli-windows


 Paranoid Android shows off their implementation of mutli-windows
topic by Adamsville - 04-28-2013, 01:02 PM - Boxden > BX Tech


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Over the past few months, I have fallen head over heels in love with Paranoid Android. While I certainly hold the work of each ROM developer in very, very high regard (let’s face it, Android would be a very frustrating platform without them) I love the creativity and functionality that PA adds.

Their latest goody? Multi-window support for apps. The team behind Paranoid Android have shared a post giving some early details regarding their implementation on Google+, along with a video demoing it. While it is more of an overlay than having two apps sharing the screen like TouchWiz allows, it still allows foreground apps to stay in context while the user can do stuff like reply to Google Talk messages, play with the Music app, etc.

The key element that I love the most about it is that any app can be used in the manner shown in the video below as long as it has the Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_MULTI_WINDOW flag set in the Manifest file. The PA team has also been clear that this is still an early stage prototype, and that they are trying to ensure they get the implementation right. The overlays can currently be launched via the notification drawer, though my guess is they might take it a step further and allow any app to create a chat-head of sorts.

Keep up the good work, Paranoid Android. We’ll be keeping a close eye on your progress.


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 04-28-2013, 04:22 PMaway - #2
.Hafestos. 5 heat pts

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This is like BiteSMS quick reply right? looks sick, never heard of paranoid android before, a$suming thats a AOSP rom, so do you need to be running that to use this feature, or is it standalone?
 04-28-2013, 05:45 PMaway - #3
Adamsville 108 heat pts108

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Im guessing it'll have to be baked into a ROM. It looks like the quick reply pop up stuff is just the beginning...

The video shows a first draft, do not make up your mind just yet, you haven't seen 10% of it
For testing purposes we launch it via notification - apps opting in and out. The approach is clean, it's an extension to Android API, apps can be started like that by providing a simple window flag, Intent.FLAG_ACTIVITY_MULTI_WINDOW.

You know multi-window is hard to get right. Cornerstone failed and was buggy. Cyanogen got their a$ses kicked by Google for merging it. Samsung wrote a half a$sed implementation that works with a hand full of s-apps and breaks the rest. Its still tough and we don't a$sume that we can cover everything, but it's looking alright - no bad fallouts until now.

Everyone knows this is a highly wanted feature, people pooped their pants for hardcoded mms pop-ups for christs sake. they are buying Samsung plastic phones for whacky s-multiwindow.
We think these implementations suck and we want to get it right this time. If what we have in mind will pan out, minds will be blown. If not we can still do the configurable notification enhancement thing - that's cheapo plan B.
 04-28-2013, 10:31 PMaway - #4
CarlozRossi 29 heat pts29

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Android >>>>>>
 04-28-2013, 10:44 PMaway - #5
BADmeetsEVIL 2 heat pts

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Originally Posted by CarlozRossi
Android >>>>>>
As someone with an Iphone, Android>>>>>>>
 04-28-2013, 10:47 PMaway - #6
old-skool 77 heat pts77

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My fav rom hands down. Got it on my nexus 4 since day one. Love the pie too
 04-28-2013, 11:44 PMaway - #7
Extort you 

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loved pa decided to remove it after months of no updates for the sprint gs3
 04-29-2013, 01:11 AMaway - #8
kabnis 41 heat pts41

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about to try this on my note 2

i have a mac tho so i can't use the program to root

i need to go to my girl's house and use her lenovo
 04-29-2013, 02:55 AMaway - #9
iPunish901 12 heat pts12

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Originally Posted by CarlozRossi
Android >>>>>>
Originally Posted by BADmeetsEVIL
As someone with an Iphone, Android>>>>>>>
i have an iphone too and i agree, i love all the mods people are capable of on android.
 04-29-2013, 02:46 PMaway - #10
GST 

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impressing other dudes with the nonsense your phone does <<<<<<


iphone >>>>
 04-29-2013, 03:33 PMaway - #11
VictoryThagr8 4 heat pts

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Originally Posted by GST
impressing other dudes with the nonsense your phone does <<<<<<


iphone >>>>
Jealous because your basic phone os can't do all the nonsense that Android does<<<<<<

!! even ios main features is not better than their android counter part.
 04-29-2013, 03:53 PMaway - #12
Manny05 

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gonna see if I can put this on my gs3
Getting my s4next Friday too
 04-29-2013, 06:49 PMaway - #13
GST 

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Originally Posted by VictoryThagr8
Jealous because your basic phone os can't do all the nonsense that Android does<<<<<<

!! even ios main features is not better than their android counter part.

android and it's stans try too hard
 04-29-2013, 07:27 PMaway - #14
Walt Thizzney 111 heat pts111

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Originally Posted by GST
impressing other dudes with the nonsense your phone does <<<<<<


iphone >>>>
son thinking he doing it with the honda accord of phones
 04-29-2013, 10:55 PMaway - #15
YoungRichROy 15 heat pts15

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Originally Posted by Walt Thizzney
son thinking he doing it with the honda accord of phones
i got a honda accord coupe...watch ya mouth
 04-29-2013, 11:26 PMaway - #16
VictoryThagr8 4 heat pts

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Originally Posted by GST
android and it's stans try too hard
Numbers don't lie
 04-30-2013, 05:38 AMaway - #17
GST 

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Originally Posted by VictoryThagr8
Numbers don't lie

you're right


50% could care less about android
 04-30-2013, 07:13 AMaway - #18
Shizz|M 

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!!'N SICK
i just put an old version on my Nexus S.. i think i just found what i'm going to use on my S4 when i get it. this or infamous RoM
 04-30-2013, 08:09 AMaway - #19
killadre 171 heat pts171

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Originally Posted by GST
impressing other dudes with the nonsense your phone does <<<<<<


iphone >>>>


You know those ppl don't wanna here how wack they are..
 04-30-2013, 10:04 AMaway - #20
VictoryThagr8 4 heat pts

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Originally Posted by GST
you're right


50% could care less about android
So what is the percentage for the other os
 
 


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