Don’t you just hate running iPhone-only apps on your large iPad screen? When you enlarge them they look all pixelated and ugly, but when you keep them at normal size, much of the iPad’s screen goes to waste.

Your disdain for iPhone-only apps might soon change if this jailbreak app in development ever sees the light of day.

We’re assuming the tentative name of the app is Polyonix judging from the screenshot, and it allows you to run multiple iPhone apps on your iPad’s screen at the same time…

The only visual we have thus far is a screenshot posted on the developer’s blog. The screen shows Angry Birds running side-by-side with another instance of itself; it almost looks Nintendo DS-ish.

Per developer Aaron Ash’s Blog:

Yes, and it actually works! I’ve wasted plenty of time already playing 2 games of Angry Birds at the same time. (I actually was playing 3 for a while, but it crashed when I tried to add a 4th). There are a few bugs, such as audio not working, and accelerometer events not getting sent to applications; it may take a while to sort these out.

I’m excited to see this app come to fruition. It obviously works, so I think it’s only a matter of time before we see it on Cydia.

What about you? Do you think it looks promising?


  • Ben

    That looks like it would be a great idea. Sounds stupid for games, but great for productivity.

  • Night

    I looks great, as one of the main thing I miss when using the iPad instead of the PC is the ability to have multiple windows open and re size them to see them at once.

  • James

    Something like that with a multifl0w interface would be very cool. Select multiple apps to run or bring to the front via a task switcher.

  • whilst clever i dont think id really need to use it that much, short of when using lastpass to pull passwords out when setting up new apps and it needs my twitter, facebook, linkedin, flickr accounts.

    but nonetheless its an awesome piece of work by the developer 🙂

  • Bow

    If you use Retinapad, then it helps immensely with the pixelation. Just a tip if you aren’t using it.

  • Pieter.steenssens

    Twitter + Facebook + Safari on my screen simult? Nice!!!

  • This sounds fun, i would love to see a much stable app only for safari, could look like the switching between web pages but they have bigger screens for webpages and they can be controlled… Could be same size as an iphone screen

  • Chico

    This will be sick

  • Weebsurfer

    Yet again something ice said “wonder why apple doesn’t add this feature”. They’ll probably steal it for iOS 6. 😉