New iOS 14 Feature 'App Clips' Lets You Access 'Small Part' of an App Without Downloading Entire App

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Apple today announced a new feature for iOS 14 called "App Clips," which surfaces information from relevant apps throughout the iOS 14 interface, without needing to download an entire app. Apple described App Clips as a "small part" of an app designed to be discovered the moment it is needed.


App Clips load within seconds and let users complete specific tasks, like pay for parking using Sign In With Apple and Apple Pay. App Clips can be discovered and accessed by scanning Apple's new "App Clip codes," or by using NFC and QR codes. They can also be shared in Messages and Safari.

For more information on iOS 14, be sure to check out our full launch post.

Article Link: New iOS 14 Feature 'App Clips' Lets You Access 'Small Part' of an App Without Downloading Entire App
 
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Sounds like a pretty good idea, as far as being able to use something that you don't already have, and might not even know about, and also as far as not necessarily needing to install a whole separate app for something that you might not really be using much.
 
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This is exactly Wechat has been doing for years and proved to be a great success in China. It is too late for apple, at least in China.
 
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