Imagining Developing for a Split-Screen iPad

Roopesh Chander:

The case of the status bar might look like a small thing, but I take that as a significant hint. The iOS 7 transparent status bar works best with one app on the screen at a time. Apple being the company that thinks through well before shipping a design, it’s unlikely that they set the status bar transparent in iOS 7 and change course in the next major version.

My bet is that we are not going to see split-screen mutitasking being allowed for third-party apps in iOS 8, at least initially. If at all we’re going to get this feature, it would probably be restricted to some of the Apple apps.

Smart take. Either Apple has solutions to all the problems he lists, or this split-screen rumor isn’t happening.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014