Will Verduzco · Mar 7, 2014 at 05:30 am

Multitask while in Phone Calls with Blimps Floating Dialer

In addition to their inherent cool factor, floating apps and widgets can be quite useful productivity tools by allowing us to truly multitask with ease. Over the years, we’ve featured quite a few floating apps created by our community members here on the XDA Portal. But up until now, there hasn’t been much in the way of optimizing multitasking while in a phone call. And let’s face it—we’re always doing something else while in a call, so why not make it easier?

XDA Forum Member CurlyY recently developed a floating and movable widget called Blimps Floating Dialer. While not exactly a floating “dialer” per se, Blimps gives you a degree of call control while you are in another app. This is accomplished through two floating buttons that appear once a call is launched, and remain even when you return to your home screen or enter other apps. Currently, the supported floating buttons allow you to hang up a call and place it on speakerphone, but the developer states that he plans on introducing more features in the future.

Make your way over to the application thread to give this a shot. And if you are running a custom OEM skin that hasn’t yet been tested with the app, be sure to leave your feedback in the thread for the developer.


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