More social media sites will get the Twitter treatment
Apple introduced Twitter integration in iOS 5, leaving many social media sites out in the cold. Fortunately, they announced a new plan at the Worldwide Developer Conference, one that involves opening up their system to third party developers looking for the same kind of iOS presence, reports Apple Balla.
With the help of Sharing Extensions in both OS X and iOS, social networks and sharing sites will be able to create their own set of tools that will enable users to use them without having to wait for Apple to integrate it on their own. This wouldn’t be possible in the past, but now Apple has opened up the system without having to run the risk of security flaws. It’s taken Apple almost five years to have it work out, but this will help them open up to some of the most popular services in the world without having to do all of the work themselves.
Twitter was the first to get this kind of treatment, but Facebook certainly won’t be far behind now. The company attempted to become a part of iOS 5, but they wanted too much control for Apple’s tastes. With the new developments coming in iOS 8, however, that won’t be a problem.
Apple hasn’t been very successful with their own sharing services, including photos and more, but that doesn’t mean they can’t take advantage of the work that other social sites have put in. This will be an exciting time for iPhones as more and more Apps are going to be integrated together.