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Thread: 'WidgetCenter' is a New Platform For Adding Widgets to the Reachability Interface in iOS 8

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    Default 'WidgetCenter' is a New Tweak For Adding Widgets to the Reachability Interface in iOS 8


    Reachability is a feature that comes with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus so that you can reach the upper parts of the interface that you're inside of by simply double-tapping on the Touch ID sensor. It's handy because it drops the interface down to a level where it's comfortable to extend your thumb, but on the other hand, it leaves so much unused space on your device's display.

    In comes WidgetCenter, a new widget platform for iOS 8 by iOS developer Mitch Treece, which lets you put the power of widgets right inside of your Reachability interface. WidgetCenter comes with four built-in widgets, and also includes an API that third-party developers can take advantage of in order to build their own widgets that can be used with WidgetCenter.

    The four widgets that are included with WidgetCenter, which are pictured above, are WCControls, WCSwitcher, WCMusic, and WCTime, in that order. Developers who are interested in making more widgets for this platform are urged to visit the WidgetCenter documentation Web site at this link.

    WidgetCenter adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you'll find all of the necessary options to configure:



    Here, you'll be able to enable or disable the tweak on demand, choose whether the widgets appear at the top or bottom of the display, and choose what widgets will be enabled or disabled and then choose the order that you would like to arrange them in.

    Overall, it feels like a very cool start to a brand new widget platform for iOS 8, but it's worth noting that it's only compatible with the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus due to the fact that the tweak requires Reachability functionality.

    If you're interested in giving WidgetCenter a try, it's available for $1.99 right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository.

    Name: WidgetCenter
    Price: $1.99
    Version: 1.0.0
    Requirements: iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.0-8.1.2
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Mitch Treece

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    Does this work with a 5s with ReachAll?

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    This one looks interesting. Has anyone tested it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpidermanAPV View Post
    Does this work with a 5s with ReachAll?
    Anyone know?

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