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Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by scifan57, Jun 8, 2015.
Twerppoet, I cannot find slideover, can you expand on what it is, thanks.
Your supposed to be able to open a second app without leaving the one your in. Im not sure yet what that is supposed to mean.
If you are a registered developer and are running iOS 9 beta 1, slide over is accessed by swiping from the right edge of the screen towards the centre. You'll see something like this.
Tap on one of the app icons and it will open in the side bar.
Check out post #4 in this thread, I posted a screenshot showing Safari and the clock app open at the same time.
SciFan has already answered this for me, but I'll expand on it a bit anyway, because it's such an interesting feature.
There are two new multitask modes; Slideover and Split View. Well, three, if you consider picture-in-picture.
Slide over gives you an appearance of another app in your main app. It takes up about a quarter of the screen on the right side (in landscape view), and as the name implies you slide it over from that edge of the screen; similar to how you pull the Notification Center and Control Center from the top and bottom of the screen. To begin with you'll probably only see Apple's native apps and a few other's supported; however Apple has said that any developer that supports the iPhone 6, and has used the new auto-layout tools should find it trivial to add this capability to their apps.
Side View gives you two full apps running side by side. Everything the apps can do in full screen should be supported in Sideview. Unlike Slideover it should already support most apps, and you can adjust how much of the screen each apps gets.
Slideover will work on the iPad Air and Mini 2, and newer devices.
Sideview will only work on the iPad Air 2 at this time.
As other's have noted this is probably due to the extra RAM in the iPad Air 2, but it's probably also because it's a ridiculously over powered device. Well, it was until now. I guess Apple had some reasons for beefing up the iPad Air 2's specs.
My guess it's the two features will break down this way.
Slideover will be mostly for dealing with quick tasks without having to leave your current app: answer a message, check a new email, jot a quick note, look up a location, etc.
Sideview will be for more serious, long term, multitasking. Say you're doing research and want to keep both a browser and your note taking app open, or the book you're reading and a note app, or the book you're reading and a translation/dictionary app open. There are lots of possibilities here.
Note: PiP (Picture in Picture) will let you continue watching a video or a Facetime call while using another app. PiP will work on the same devices as Slideover.
This tells me that Apple had been working on Slideover and Sideview since before the iPad Air 2 was manufactured and that device was specifically overpowered so it could use these two new features. I believe this is an example of feature/device history and planning.
You're right about the limited app selection for slideover and sideview. Basically only Apple apps work with it right now. Well undoubtedly see more additions as iOS 9 moves through the beta process.
This view is great for selecting photos to post here, as you never leave the forum to select the photo.
Are you able to drag & drop between those two windows?
No, I tried that and it didn't work.