Windowed multitasking on your Android device with ‘Floating Apps’ – #Startup


floating_phoneYou’re in luck if you’ve ever wanted your Android device to function like a desktop computer, with true multitasking & apps that don’t each want to grab all your screen real estate.

‘Floating Apps’ is a collection of small apps that can each be opened in a small window without having to leave the app you’re currently using on your device. An example would be watching a video clip while surfing the Web, or opening up a floating dialer & dialing a number while surfing or looking at a note without the need to copy/paste or writing it down.

The free version of the app can be downloaded from the Play Store & has all features enabled, but comes with a limited subset of the whole set of floating apps. The full version costs US $1.99 & includes a complete set of apps. A sample of the more than 31 apps included are:

  • Floating bookmarks / add bookmark
  • Floating browser
  • Floating add contact
  • Floating add note
  • Floating calculator
  • Floating contact list
  • Floating countdown
  • Floating dialer
  • Floating Facebook / Twitter / Vimeo / YouTube

You can also create your own floating apps from any installed home screen widgets or URLs. A floating menu allows you to access floating apps & any recently opened apps. Windows can be maximized & minimized & it has a split screen function.

The app functions similar to Samsung’s multiwindows feature, but it works on any Android device with version 3.0 or higher.

Floating Apps is the property of LWi s.r.o., which is based in Brno, Czech Republic & is currently available in 13 languages, with more in the works. LWi is specialized in mobile app development for both iOS & Android devices, with a numerous app backlog available on the Play Store & the Apple Store.

– This post is merely a startup profile based on publicly available information & not a review. –
 
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