Monday, 2 June 2014

Apple will bring third-party widgets to iOS 8




While introducing OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Craig Federighi showed off a new widget system for the Mac notification center, allowing users to pin small apps right in the "Today" view — and now we're learning that the iOS notification center will have a similar feature, as well. In iOS 5 and 6, users could access weather, stocks, and Twitter / Facebook post buttons, but those were removed in favor of the Today view for iOS 7.
However, now iOS 8 users will be able to add widgets to the iOS notification center — and it sounds like third party apps will be supported, as well. It's a major change to iOS, giving it perhaps the most comprehensible glanceable information setup that we've seen on iOS yet, and gives the OS something that can compete...
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