Ever since the launch of iOS 8, and the availability of widgets within Notification Center, many developers have run into problems with Apple and the implementation of those widgets.
Widgets: Everything you need to know!
As Apple showcased widgets within Notification Center, the possibilities seemed endless for developers to extend an app’s ability. For some, though, it hasn’t been a smooth road.
Yesterday, the developer of PCalc received a message from Apple asking him to remove the calculator widget from his app within three weeks. The decision was quite surprising, not only because of how useful the widget was, but also because Apple had featured PCalc in the App Store under the Great Notification Center widgets section.
With iOS 8, developers can create widgets for their app, that are shown in the Today section of the Notification Center. One widget that caught our eye was PCalc, that let you quickly access a calculator widget.
OS X Yosemite will be launching this month, possibly as early as this week, and one feature we’re looking forward to is Today widgets.
How to quickly post to Twitter and Facebook from Notification Center in iOS 8 with TapToShare widget
In earlier versions of iOS, Apple provided a quick way to tweet or post a Facebook status right from the Notification Center. It later pulled this feature from iOS, but you can get it back with TapToShare, a new Today widget that brings back the same buttons to iOS.
There is a lot of content out there, and sometimes you don’t have time to read it all when you’d like. So, saving it to read later has become a norm for some people. Instapaper has been making reading things later easier for quite some time, and now with the latest update, even more features have been tossed into the mix.
Apple released iOS 8 publicly earlier today for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update adds a ton of new features, one of which is the ability to add widgets to the Today tab in Notification Center.
iOS 8 is the biggest release for Apple’s mobile operating system since the launch of the App Store, and accordingly there are quite a few new features to go along with it. In June, Apple announced widgets within the Notification Center, and now that iOS 8 is available for the masses, the apps that support the functionality are readily available and ready for users to dig into them.