So what are the Today Widgets in Apple’s iOS 8, and what is their intended purpose? For some, that seems to be left open to interpretation.

Today Widgets are like tiny apps that run side by side with other tiny apps in the Notification Center’s today view. Apple recently updated its Human Interface Guidelines for iOS 8 to include a clearly defined vision on how Today Widgets are to be designed: to “get a quick update or perform a quick task in the Today view of Notification Center.” Some developers, however, have taken strides to expand upon that vision.

Adding Today Widgets to Notification Center

How to enable Today Widgets

According to Apple, Today Widgets are not meant to be mini versions of an app embedded within the Notification Center. Users access their favorite Today Widgets by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping on the Today tab at the top of…

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