Why Do We Still Need URL Schemes When iOS 8 Brings the Sharing Dialog to Every App?

Patrick explores the history of iOS automation with URL schemes up to the current scenario, with apps attempting to lower the entry barrier for regular users getting blocked out of the App Store. On the announcement of iOS 8, I wrote about the promise of Extensions and how I thought it would affect the appeal for URL schemes. Now I believe the game has changed and that Apple is slow to pick up its own pace, fearing what it can't comprehend. More on the subject soon.

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