Tweet from Notification Bar?

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  1. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    In iOS6, we were able to tweet directly from the notification bar. That feature was taken out of iOS7.

    Will we get it back in iOS8?
     
  2. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    As a feature of iOS 8, I doubt it. Fortunately, with extensibility, developers can create a notification center widget that could have that functionality. I have no doubts we'll see one.
     
  3. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah and now with iOS 8, you can reply to tweets and Facebook posts when the apps are updated.
     
  4. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 65816

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    Even though it's unrelated to iOS 8, the Social widget is available in OS X Yosemite.
     

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  5. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Twitter and Facebook can update their apps to allow extensions in Notification center so you can do more than just Tweet and post a status update.
     
  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Been there since Mavericks
     

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  7. ps3zocker macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately Extensions in Notification Center don't allow keyboard input. Those widgets could only open their apps to post a status update.
     
  8. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    IIRC, Today extensions cannot use text fields, meaning that such widgets will likely not see the light of day in iOS 8.
     
  9. bushido Suspended

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    wth? that sucks. so if i have a note widget i wont be able to simply add a text within the widget? missed opportunity. didnt the guy interact with the ebay widget during the keynote?
     
  10. ps3zocker macrumors regular

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    Yeah, he used a button to bid. But there is no way to display a keyboard.
     
  11. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    What about quick reply with messages? You can't build something like that into your app?
     
  12. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Possibly, yes. Twitter could push a persistent notification that allows you to quick reply. But it's a hacked sort of way.

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    But a quick button to tweet is still better than looking for the app from only the home screen. The process can still be the same pull down NC > tap tweet button > type tweet > send > press home button to leave NC or the app (multitasking will get you to your previous app quicker)
     
  13. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    So when you share a picture now, you get the FB or Twitter share sheet to come up that is built into iOS. Can another app call upon that in their widget? Just not attach a photo and just make it a status update?
     
  14. ps3zocker macrumors regular

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    In theory, yes. But as there is no keyboard allowed in Today extensions, it wouldn't work.
     
  15. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    I understand that, the extension would be an interaction which would launch the FB share sheet. That should allow text input.
     
  16. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    That might work! I wonder if they allow that API for notification center extensions...
     
  17. 12vElectronics thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well, darn. I used that feature extensively in iOS6.
     
  18. BillyMatt87 macrumors 6502a

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    Why is the social networking widget in OS X but not iOS? Doesn't seem like Apple is being consistent with its features across platforms.
     
  19. ayeying macrumors 601

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    That's weird.. cause in Mavericks, you can do it all within that widget. Unless I'm not understanding what you guys are talking about...
     

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  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Apple hasn't really been consistent.
     
  21. ps3zocker macrumors regular

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    OS X widgets have more capabilities. They can have keyboard access as well as some other stuff.
     
  22. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, sometimes Apple giveth, sometimes they take it away. It really depends on what they feel is the optimal workflow for people. Personally, I use widgets a lot, but I've never attempted a tweet or FB update in the Notification center - it just didn't make sense to me.
     
  23. 12vElectronics thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I didn't use that feature until really late in the iOS6 lifecycle. I was using it daily. I really miss that feature! :mad:
     
  24. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a

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    I miss the Tap to Post and Tweet from iOS... I mean sure I can use it on OS X...but COME ON..... 0__0
     

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