1. SurfStoked's Avatar
    So I'm waiting in the terminal in the airport and discovered a screen to the left of my home screen when I double tap the home button. When I tap the screen to the left of the home screen it automatically launches the Southwest Airlines app I have installed. Has anyone seen this and does anyone know if Apple plans to do anything with it?Has Anyone Seen This in iOS 8 Yet?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1402942782.868088.jpgHas Anyone Seen This in iOS 8 Yet?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1402942797.335611.jpg[IMG][/IMG]
    06-16-2014 02:20 PM
  2. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    That's strange, I wonder if it's suppose to do that or if it's another glitch. Mine doesn't do it.
    06-16-2014 02:22 PM
  3. acerace113's Avatar
    Yea, it's a new feature in iOS 8.


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    06-16-2014 02:23 PM
  4. HankAZ's Avatar
    Um, it’s a beta release, and the first one at that, so this kind of stuff will be there initially. Patience, young grasshopper.
    avmsam likes this.
    06-16-2014 02:35 PM
  5. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    Well since he is at the airport, it probably used location services to determine where he was and pick the appropriate app. Thats a pretty cool feature if that is really the case.
    SurfStoked likes this.
    06-16-2014 03:32 PM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    You should also notice a small icon to the bottom left (opposite the camera icon) on your lock screen when the location services are working like that, also.
    SurfStoked and nikkisharif like this.
    06-16-2014 03:49 PM
  7. SurfStoked's Avatar
    Very cool! Thanks everybody!
    06-16-2014 03:56 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    iBeacon?


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    06-16-2014 04:01 PM
  9. iknrisms's Avatar
    I've gotten it too when entering one of the Starbucks locations I have set to favorites. I think it's similar to location services notifications you would get when in proximity.

    On the lock screen you should see a small icon of said app (on the bottom right) whenever location services detects you are in proximity (in this case Southwest). I think it will basically allow for a Handoff and take you right to the app from the multitask screen in case you missed it on the lock screen, but since it's beta it's kind of glitchy.

    But don't worry, we've gotten it too!


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    06-16-2014 10:41 PM
  10. PopcorneyStudio's Avatar
    Is it iBeacon or a new feature on iOS 8?
    06-16-2014 11:19 PM
  11. hb773's Avatar
    Is there a way to enable this? I dont see it
    06-17-2014 12:14 AM
  12. iknrisms's Avatar
    Is it iBeacon or a new feature on iOS 8?
    I don't think it's iBeacons because it didn't bring up useful information, etc. I think it's just proximity location notifications that already happen with 7.1, just a better/more intuitive way of handling them.


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    06-17-2014 12:47 AM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    06-17-2014 01:09 AM
  14. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I noticed that about a week ago & theres also an icon on the lock screen.
    06-17-2014 02:03 AM
  15. boovish's Avatar
    Yes, it tracks your location, and basically you can enter the app directly from the lock screen.
    06-17-2014 08:01 AM

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