General How extensions work.

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by digi999, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. digi999 macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2014
    Just because I couldn't find a straight answer, can someone clarify how extensions work? Like, take Pinterest. Would each app have to individually implement the "pin this" share ability or would the Pinterest app implement the ability once and then every app has that ability as long as the Pinterest app is installed?
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    Straight answer: Pinterest makes an extension (which is included when you download Pinterest onto your iPhone), then anytime you see a 'share' button in iOS, Pinterest will be there. It's an extension at the system-wide level (no need for other 3rd party apps to have to add other apps' extensions).
  3. TrenttonY macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2012
    If this is know implemented than why is the Facebook an Twitter log in still in settings?
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Because they are integrated into the OS natively.
  5. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
  6. afsnyder macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2014
    They are integrated so you don't need to download the apps to get the extensions and they existed before extensions for iOS existed. In the future, Apple may drop native support to keep everything consistent.
  7. digi999 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2014
    Thanks - very helpful.

    So this means things like Safari and Mail should have things like that too (obviously if you have the app, of course). Good to know as they're often not as integrated in the past.

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