iOS 8 finally brings a feature that we had long been waiting for: Widgets. Widgets are a part of Apple’s larger emphasis on letting third-party developers extend certain parts of the system using Extensions, which we covered in detail last month.
Widgets: Everything you need to know!
Apple updates iOS 8 App Store with notification widgets, extensibility, third-party keyboards and more
Apple today announced several new consumer and developer-related features that improve the overall the overall iOS experience for users and developers alike. Both developers and iOS owners will appreciate the new notification center widgets, the ability to share actions between apps and the ability to install and use system-wide third-party keyboards.