Friday, November 8, 2013

Ixonos Multi-Display for Android

Ixonos enables its Multi-Display feature for recent generation Android - making multi-tasking easy.

Have you ever tried using the Android secondary display API's (described here) that was introduced in Android Jellybean 4.2? Using the "Presentation" class to show content from your app is quite cool, but you are still limited to to run only one activity at a time. Basically you launch a Dialog (Presentation) to the secondary display from your activity running on the main display. This is useful for certain types of apps like e.g image and Powerpoint presenters, but what about running the stock Android Browser on one display and watching YouTube on the other?

Watch the video below and see what Ixonos has created to enable true multitasking for multiple displays.


This technology is a generic solution that enables the user to run existing Android applications on either display and also to map external input devices to the given display. Also, it utilizes the new Android display manager service and is thus display agnostic, meaning that we can use any type of display, eg. HDMI or Miracast. The Multi-Display feature can be integrated with recent generation Androids (4.2, 4.3, 4.4) by our engineers.


Vasile Popescu, Chief Software Engineer - Ixonos
Mikkel Christensen, Chief Software Engineer - Ixonos
Henrik Kai, Chief Software Engineer - Ixonos 

1 comment:

  1. Hello,

    I am Miroslav and I am from Czech.
    I read carefully your post and I am very interested about wonderful product you made.
    So I'd like to create the app with Multi-task.
    I want to have your helpful.
    So I appreciate that get the simple source for Multi-task from you.
    Also I saw this Video, too.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QumqI6HnpR4

    When you can help me, you can send the answer and the source to my email(miroslavpfeifer228@gmail.com)

    I hope to really support from you.

    Thanks in advance.

    Miroslav

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