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Johann Dowa

Tutorial: How To Create An iOS 8 Action Extension

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Late last year I mentioned a nice guide on using the keyboard extensions feature added in iOS 8.

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial by Lukas Petr showing how to create an action extension with the iOS 8 SDK.

Action extension’s are those that provide direct access and manipulation to content within the host app.

In the tutorial you’ll create an action extension that will allow the user to voice text using AVSpeechSynthesizer.

Specifically you’ll learn how to:

Create an action extension app project
Create the text display app with a button for showing extensions
Implement the functionality of the extension
Add a custom icon for the extension

You can find the tutorial over on the Tuts+ site.

A nice straightforward guide on creating action extensions.


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