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iOS 8 SDK Development, 2nd Edition by Janie Clayton, Chris Adamson

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Wrap-Up

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In this chapter, we’ve gone beyond the bounds of our original application and opened up our functionality to other apps on the user’s device. By defining a custom URL scheme and implementing openURL in the app delegate, we made it possible for other apps to open our app programmatically, and even pass in data for us to work with, like the screen name of a user for our app to fetch and display details about.

Thanks to iOS 8 extensions, we now have the ability to go the other way: users can stay in an application but use functionality we provide through extension points like custom keyboards. There are lots of other extension points, although ...

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