Soon, you'll be able to apply VSCO Cam filters without having to leave Camera Roll (shown on the right). You will even be able to translate a webpage via Bing in Safari, without having to open up a separate app.
It's all part of a feature available to developers called Extensions. This allows app-makers to do three different things:
- Embed their own filters and editing tools into the iOS Photos app.
- Create "custom actions" (like translate this text, bookmark this webpage to Pocket, etc.) for the iOS 8 control center (what you see when you swipe up from the bottom).
- Add "widgets" to Notification Center (the window that drops down when you swipe down from the top) that are automatically updated with sports scores of package deliveries.