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LG Opens Its QSlide Feature to Third Party Apps With New SDK

by Jacob Kleinman | January 28, 2014January 28, 2014 3:45 pm PST


LG’s QSlide was one of the most helpful features introduced with the G2, offering the ability to run one app in smaller window upfront while a second full-screen app runs in the background. The only problem is that QSlide only works with a limited number of applications, but that’s set to change thanks to a new software development kit (SDK) that’s opening up the multi-tasking feature for third-party developers.

The QSlide SDK launched earlier today, offering up several APIs that let developers add their own apps to LG’s Notification bar. You’ll also be able to easily make a smaller floating app go full-screen or adjust its size, position and transparency. The company has even set up an online forum for developers to discuss any issues they face while working with the SDK.

It’s great to see LG opening up elements of its Android UI to third-party developers, though it’s a little surprising it’s taken this long for an SDK to launch. Hopefully we’ll be able to launch our favorite apps through QSlide in the near future.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...