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You have to check out this unique iPhone app that adds a game to your Today widgets

Published Nov 25th, 2014 4:36PM EST
Best iOS 8 Widgets

Apple’s massive iOS 8 update was released this past September and developers are still updating their apps to take full advantage of the thousands of new capabilities Apple added in its new mobile software. In fact, developers will continue to add new features made possible by iOS 8 for many months to come.

One of the most interesting new user-facing features added in iOS 8 is the addition of Today widget support, which is a battery-friendly compromise that adds widget functionality to iPhones and iPads but moves it off of the home screen. And now, a new app has brought what is definitely one of the most fun and creative Today widgets we’ve seen so far.

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Forget the weather, calendars and news widgets, and forget notes, to-do lists and stock tickers… iOS app developer AA Mather recently created an app that brings an entirely new type of widget to the Today screen in Notification Center: A game called Overglide.

Here’s the full description:

Overglide, the game widget that lets you play anywhere, anytime, directly from the notification screen and even while your iOS device is locked.

Pilot the paper plane as far as possible while dodging the obstacles and facing ever increasing difficulty. Just touch and hold to glide up and release to fly down. You can quickly access Overglide from the today screen or lock screen to easily try and beat your top score anytime.

• Simply swipe down to start playing
• Accessible from the lock screen
• Simple, fun and challenging gameplay
• Customizable styles
• Game Center leaderboards
• Challenge your friends and share scores on Twitter, Facebook and Weibo

It has never been easier to hide the fact that you’re goofing off on your iPhone during class or a meeting, and it’ll cost you just $0.99 for the privilege.

Download Overglide

Zach Epstein
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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.