Zoom on the iPad: camera access now also with Split View

With Split View you can arrange two apps or app windows next to each other on the Apple iPad in order to multitask. This can be helpful if you transfer information from a source into a text, an e-mail or a presentation. Sketches / studies of an image on one half of the screen can also be drawn on the other. Anyone who gives their Zoom lecture on the iPad or wants to take notes on the Apple tablet during home schooling via Zoom will now benefit from a corresponding adjustment: Apple has granted Zoom access to a special API that allows camera access in Split View mode allowed. That was not without criticism.

Zoom iPad App: Camera access now remains in Split View. What is good for users brings criticism from developers. You can find details on the topic in this post.

Zoom iPad App: Camera access now remains in Split View. What is good for users brings criticism from developers. You can find details on the topic in this post.

Use the zoom on the iPad using Split View

The feature and the news about it are not that new. However, I only found the relevant news on MacRumors today. By doing Post one refers to one entry in the Think Tap Work Blog, which was published on April 27, 2021. It states that Zoom stated on request that the function was implemented via a special release that is not available to all developers. There is also a similar procedure for “private authorizations” for apps that want to be integrated into CarPlay. While you can see the individual API assignment meaningfully, there is also criticism among developers.

Criticism of the individual assignment of authorizations and accesses

According to MacRumors one could read in a Zoom Developer Forum in February that one had access to "com.apple.developer.avfoundation.multitasking-camera-access". This is the entitlement described above, i.e. the special authorization that developers need to maintain camera access while using Split View on the Apple iPad. In the Think Tap Work Blog, the special allocation of the API is criticized because it represents an unequal treatment of developers. "Maybe it makes sense for there to be an approval process, like with CarPlay. But it doesn't make sense for this to be private, undocumented, and only accessible to Apple's preferred partners", is it [called.

You can find out more about opening and using two objects at the same time via Split View on the iPad in the corresponding guide article on the Apple website: Click here.

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