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LilyPad HD Introduced as the First Floating IM Client for Android Tablets, Currently Works With Google Talk

The concept of “floating” apps has become the hot thing in the Android tablet realm over the last few weeks, something we think is awesome. With all of that screen real estate on tablets, why not use some of it to take advantage of Android’s multi-tasking? LilyPad HD is the newest on the block, but claims to be the first to float in an instant messenger environment. Currently only working with Google Talk (perfect for Android gurus), this app allows you to open chat windows over top of whatever you may be doing, which means chatting while watching videos or cruising the web without having to toggle screens. 

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  • Bradkou

    what keyboard is he using? 

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  • Nickfloria

    I love that it has sxephil in the youtube image reppin the nation

  • kfath1978

    so its $1.49….why doesn’t google talk just make theirs do this? 

  • Keenish27

    Does anyone else think an app like this would be annoying?

    • TabMaster

      pretty sure you’re the only one.

      • Keenish27

         Good to know. =D

      • vitriolix

          looks annoying to me too

    • skitchbeatz

      I would assume those who thought it would be annoying wouldn’t install it.

  • RedPandaAlex

    Interesting. I’d rather have it dock on the side rather than be a freely movable window–and make the app you’re using shrink so you’re not covering up part of it. But I didn’t even know this was possible in Android. Impressive.

    • PuzzleShot

      that would require framework changes similar to those of Onskreen’s Cornerstone: 
      http://www.onskreen.com/cornerstone/screenshot_03.html and such changes have already been denounced by the Android team for breaking the compatibility guidelines (the amount of space an app runs in should not change while an app is running and said amount of space has to be out of a certain pool of acceptable sizes.

      • RedPandaAlex

        That’s not surprising–I just hope the functionality gets built natively into the next version of Android. It’s in Windows 8 and Google needs to keep up.

  • WestingMic

    The app is a beta but works pretty darn well. It doesnt cost too much, stop being a cheap ass. Apps like Beejive cost 10 bucks!

  • Aardvark99

    Logo looks like a hermit crab.

  • superchachi

    Completely awesome! They can thank you for at least one new customer!

  • Evan T

    Its a little wonky but it works on the Galaxy Nexus also. 

  • Dr_Buttballs

    Neat. Wish I had a tablet to actually make use of this.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    costs to much

    • NAM37

       What exactly were you planning on spending your $1.49 on?

      • Sven Enterlein

        I think most users have a problem with the in-app purchases. I don’t use IM much but this would definitely be my choice since IM is supposed to be done while doing something else ;)

      • MagnaCartaHG

        Hey man, there’s nothing wrong with my IM client. Costs too much as in I’d try this out for free, but since I’m happy with my existing IM client, I’m not going to pay to try out something I don’t need.

        This is also the kind of thing I can’t tell if I like / if it’s annoying in 15 minutes. Just my 2 cents. 

    • Bob Martin

      maybe you know of another floating IM client app on Android that is cheaper than $1.49? if you do please let me know. thats the scary thing about it. they can charge us $20 for the app and it still wouldn’t be too much cause its the only app of its kind.

      • http://twitter.com/D7Robinson Derek Robinson

        Being the only of it’s kind does not mean that there does not exist a price that is too much for someone. Plus everyone has their own ceiling for what they are comfortable spending on any sort of app.