Philips introduces the first widget for iOS 8



Today, we have the opportunity to see the first widget for iOS 8, created by third party developers. Concept interface for formal applications Philips Hue published in the Dutch company twitter account.

The fact that  third-party widgets will be on the iPhone and iPad, stated before the release of iOS 6, but access to them discovered only now, with the release of the eighth version of the firmware. In iOS 8 application developers can fine-tune the interface with extensibility features . In particular, Apple has opened a number of new API, which allow the use of widgets for Notification Center.

Of course, the widgets can not be called revolutionary features as “live” graphical interface elements and have been for several years are presented in the Android OS. And users with jailbroken iOS devices long practiced the installation using third-party found in Cydia. However, thanks to the new API, widgets for “<a href="”>Notification Center” will be available to all iOS 8 users .

Judging by the screenshots, the Philips app adds a separate iPhone screen widget to control “smart” lights Hue. In the picture above, you can see a picture of the box with three color schemes and general switch. Wether or not, there will be a “scroll” scheme to the right or to the left remains unknown. Widget tab was located today in iOS 8 Notification Center.

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