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This cool iPhone app found a great new use for widgets that you’ve never seen before

Published Feb 6th, 2015 4:00PM EST
iPhone Widget Twitter App

App developers are getting very creative with the new widget capabilities that Apple added in iOS 8. While Apple may never add conventional widget support to iOS, Notification Center widgets provide a compromise that gives users access to one-swipe information as opposed to zero-touch information, as is the case with Android widgets.

We’ve seen plenty of cool and creative widgets for the iPhone pop up, and now we have a new one to add to the list: NC.

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Created by iOS developer Akhil Tolani, NC is a $0.99 application that puts a simple Twitter app in your Notification Center on the Today panel. With one quick swipe, you can see recent tweets in your timeline. You can even favorite something or retweet it right from within the widget, or open a tweet in the official Twitter app.

NC’s full App Store description can be found below along with a download link.

View your twitter timeline & mentions on the lockscreen or inside any app to quickly get updated about the world around you with NC.

NC adds a twitter widget to your Notification Center so you no longer need to quit the app you’re using or even unlock your device to check your twitter feed. You can even favourite, retweet or open the tweet in the default twitter app right from the widget!

With NC you can see recent news, facts, quotes, mentions and everything on twitter without even the need to unlock your device or quit the game/app you’re using.

Download NC

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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.