ios 8 extensions

After announcing last week that iOS 8 will be released to the public on September 17th (that’s tomorrow), Apple invited developers to begin submitting their apps and app-updates for the new firmware. In fact, it’s already approved a number of iOS 8-optimized apps into the App Store.

But there’s a problem that you’ve probably noticed if you’re running a beta version of iOS 8 right now: extensions for many iOS 8 apps aren’t working properly. According to MacRumors, the issue seems to be related to code-signing on Apple’s end, and it’s currently working on a fix.

The site points to OmniFocus 2, which was updated over the weekend with a new Notification Center extension, and PCalc, as two high profile apps experiencing the issue. Right now, it’s only affecting developers on beta versions of iOS 8, but the public release is less than 24 hours away.

Extensions are a way for developers to extend their app’s functionality into other apps, and throughout the entire system. Apple is opening up its mobile platform more than ever before in iOS 8, with features like third-party Touch ID access, custom keyboards, and Notification Center widgets.

We’ll let you know as soon as iOS 8 becomes available for download tomorrow.


  • sdhn

    iOS 8.0.1 will be released in 2 days

    • Jamie Tilden

      Where you getting this info from?

      • sdhn

        I was joking bro, they discovered this bug recently so 8.0.1 will come very soon, unless its actually fixed and tested ready for tomorrows release

      • Phil Randle

        This issue doesn’t require an update, it’s to do with the AppStore and the way it’s signing apps.

        Apple will just push the changes on their end. Last year 7.0.1 was a 5S only update for Touch ID improvements.

      • 7.0.1*

  • sNick

    I’m very excited how the notification center “widgets” can make my iOS experience better

  • Kanzler

    Before its too late: how is it possible to avoid the ios8 installer being downloaded on the device? to not use wifi while charging?

    • Mohammed Sahib

      Jailbreak your phone, even if you don’t install any tweak, OTA updates will automatically be disabled.

      • Kanzler

        wow thats great, i didnt know that! 🙂 already jailbroken of course :*

      • NeftyCorrea

        There’s a Tweak that disables updates if you don’t want to lose your jailbreak it’s called software update killed works perfect

  • Mohammed Sahib

    Please iDB make a list of all the apps that have NC widgets and the apps with photo app integration tomorrow and kepp the lists updated.

    • VWH

      NYT Now has one.

  • VWH

    Does this mean I will have to update to the release version instead of sticking with the GM I am running now in order to get them working? Or is this a fix Apple can do in the background?

    • Keabsy

      GM is the public version, the version that’ll be up tomorrow is exactly the same as what you’re running right now. If for whatever reason something is wrong, they’ll update it to 8.0.1, they’ve done that with iOS 7 when it was released.

      • VWH

        My understanding is you can’t do the OA update from the GM. Is this correct?

      • RyanFoley

        The GM is the exact same as the public version. Not a single difference, that includes OTA updates and bugs. The GM you have on your phone now is the same thing your friends will get tomorrow.

      • Keabsy

        You can, it’s the exact same version everyone’s getting, but a week earlier.

  • Keabsy

    Can’t wait for swiftkey to be released tomorrow, finally I can swype!

  • eZ33k

    News republic not working either

  • NeftyCorrea

    I had some issues with some apps like iPhoto isnt compatible with iOS 8

    • Yunsar

      That is because they have finished iPhoto in iOS 8. They have replaced it with editing mode in the Photos application.

      • NeftyCorrea

        yea but if they knew today was going to be the release date they should at least make all APPLE APPS ready for iOS 8

      • guynoname

        They did announced that iPhoto won’t be compatible with iOS 8. That’s why you get the option to import all your photos from iPhoto to the new Photos App on iOS 8.

      • NeftyCorrea


  • Alex Blaha

    I have iOS 8 GM and honestly, it’s not much better than Beta 5. Still buggy, and apps need to be updated.. fairly quickly too since the public launch is only tomorrow. Biggest bug is that messages in the Messages app are not being read properly, they show as unread even though you have read them.

  • I’m on beta 5 and Pinterest’s share button on safari does not work :c

  • Tasso

    If I change the time on the iphone to make it correspond with Pacific time where ios8 releases at 11 a.m, instead of the eastern time which I follow, can i get the update earlier or do I still wait for the update at 1 p.m?

    • NeftyCorrea

      Still have to wait

  • jabohn

    The built-in Facebook “extension” is itself buggy. I can’t share anything with it, it just closes after I tap on it.

  • NeftyCorrea

    Swiftkeys is coming out tomorrow as a new 3rd party keyboard were you can swipe while texting its a black and blue keyboard

  • NeftyCorrea

    np READY for IOS 8 real ease today ?

  • Man

    apache flex mobile apps are not installing in ios 8..???