How cool would it be if you could view videos at the same time as sending a text message or writing an email ? You could be updating Facebook while watching the news or watching your favorite YouTube videos. Watch a film while browsing the web or playing game.
Dream on, you all say. This is iOS we’re talking about; we’re not allowed to have neat features like that. Well, soon you will be able to, provided you have a jailbroken device. Ryan Petrich, developer, has come up with a real multitasking app called VideoPane. Take a look at this very short video clip to see how it works:
The Samsung Galaxy S3 made this kind of feature popular, being one of the first to include it as a main feature. Theirs was called Popup Play and, like VideoPane, it allowed users to watch videos while doing something else at the same time. It uses the native video player as a picture in picture while another app is open.
Download and Installation :
Right now, VideoPane is still under development and there is no date set for release. However, when it does become available it will cost $1.99, well worth it if you like to watch your videos all the time, no matter what you are doing.
If you haven’t yet jailbroken your device and you are running iOS 6-6.1.2 follow our guide to safely do so and get ready for this great tweak to hit Cydia. As soon as it’s ready, we’ll let you know.