Is iOS 8 more open than any previous release from Apple?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by chris, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. chris

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    There was a reoccurring theme throughout WWDC 2014 and that is expanded support for what third party developers can do in iOS 8. To name a few:
    • Inter app communication. This is huge. Now you can install a 'plugin' in Safari. In the demo, they showed how they used Bing for translation. Pinterest in share sheets.
    • Interactive notifications
    • Support for third-party application widgets in the Notification Center
    • Support for third party systemwide keyboard replacements.
    What else? I'm sure I'm missing some?
     
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  2. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    It looks as if Apple is prying the sandbox open ever so slightly. It could be opened more in incremental stages if this initial access proves popular and successful.
     
  3. chris

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    You did get some things in the way of customization. I know the keyboard thing was rumored a while back, but that caught me by surprise.
     
  4. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Same here. This opens up a whole slew of possibilities for other, ahem, unofficial tweaks.
     
  5. Ledsteplin

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    If the keyboard can be used like SwiftKey, it'll be great!
     
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    Let's just hope it doesn't take off like dynamic backgrounds...
     

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