1. iMore.com's Avatar

    One of the coolest features of iOS 8 was the inclusion of support for widgets in the Notification Center on iPhone and iPad, but making full use of that feature has landed at least one developer in hot water. James Thomson, developer of the popular calculator app PCalc, was the recipient of a message from Apple informing him that having a widget in iOS 8 that performs calculations within notification center was not something he could do, and that it must be removed. This is in spite of PCalc being a featured app in the App Store for its calculating widget.

    Full story from the iMore Blog...
    10-29-2014 02:00 PM
  2. acerace113's Avatar
    Why can't we have nice things...

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    10-29-2014 02:19 PM
  3. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Ugh this is horse menuer 💩 I use that widget alllll the time !! It's def nice to have 😞.....guess not anymore ! 💩😷
    10-29-2014 03:02 PM
  4. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    And this is ONE of the reasons for my Love/Hate relationship with Apple! I believe you can keep the widget as long as you do not remove or update pcCalc from your device
    10-29-2014 03:10 PM
  5. carrickfergus's Avatar
    I guess I don't understand why it's necessary since there is a calculator already in the control center. Unless you're doing scientific calculations regularly, why add another app?

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    10-29-2014 04:07 PM
  6. mpham2's Avatar
    On the iPad and mini there is no calc icon in the center. At least not on both of mine.
    10-29-2014 04:36 PM
  7. Antron's Avatar
    By limiting the usefulness of Notification Center widgets, what is Apple protecting itself or its customers from? - Marco A.
    10-29-2014 04:43 PM
  8. Antron's Avatar
    Josh Centers:

    Arbitrary decisions like this harm Apples relationship with developers. If Apple wants developers to keep creating innovative Today View widgets, then it needs to publish detailed, specific guidelines of what widgets can and cannot do. When blood, sweat, tears, and livelihoods are on the line, Ill know it when I see it, doesnt cut it as an App Store approval policy.
    10-29-2014 04:44 PM

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