Another popular developer has recently previewed how it plans to integrate iOS 8’s app extension functionality. Cultured Code, the team behind the Things to-do app, has posted a video of its extension in action.
The complete video can be found here.
In the video, a user is able to copy a recipe and use the extension to automatically save the ingredients into Things without ever leaving Safari.
The extension will be available in version 2.5 of Things, which is currently in internal testing.
You can download the current version of the to-do app on the App Store now. Things, designed for the iPhone/iPod touch, is $9.99 while Things for iPad is $19.99. A Mac app is also available for $49.99.
Back in late 2013, Cultured Code took time to celebrate the millionth copy of Things being sold by announcing Things 3 will arrive sometime this year. Featuring a new visual style and other improvements, it is still in alpha testing for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
A number of other developers have already shown how they are planning to use app extensions in iOS 8. AgileBits, developer of 1Password, showed back in July how iOS 8 users will be able to fill in their log-in information without ever leaving a third-party app.
The gold master version of iOS 8 is expected to be released very soon. It should be available to the public soon after Apple’s special media event next Tuesday, Sept. 9.
While iOS 8 features a number of improvements, I’m really looking forward to the app extensions and how developers can use them to help make iOS devices even more useful.
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