CNET brings news today of the first app that’s given me the urge to delve into jail breaking- Quasar. Quasar is simply what multitasking should be on the iPad- making iOS essentially a touch-based desktop OS. Apps can be either full screen or windowed, fully positionable and resizable with controls for rendering a windowed app in portrait or landscape mode. The demonstration video sets my gadget lust tingling. Sadly, as mentioned earlier the app doesn’t have the blessings of Cupertino and isn’t available in the iTunes App Store- to purchase it you’ll have to jailbreak your iPad and nab it from the Cydia App Store.
I do hope that Apple is paying attention to the avalanche of press Quasar is generating; demand drives innovation, and I’d be overjoyed if Apple were to incorporate something like this into iOS officially. With the pending release of Windows 8 on multiple devices, iOS could use a paradigm-shifting addition to keep their category-dominating status.