Launch Center Pro, the action-centric utility for iPhone and iPad, has updated to version 2.3 on both devices, with a load of nice additions, including location triggers and support for connections service IFTTT. The update also includes QR and barcode scanning, custom notification sounds, and more.
The major new feature in Launch Center Pro 2.3 is support for IFTTT. Launch Center can serve as both a trigger and endpoint for any recipe, with a channel now available on the service. As part of this support, Launch Center now has a free service called Launch Center Pro Connect. Connect requires you to sign up with Facebook, Twitter, or email in order to take advantage of the IFTTT Launch Center channel.
Location triggers are now supported. Launch Center Pro supports both Geolocation-based triggers, as well as iBeacon. These triggers work as actionable prompts to trigger any action or URL. Location triggers can be filtered by three criteria: time range, days of the week, and iterations within a given number of minutes. There is also now a Places section in the app's settings, which stores particular geofences or iBeacons.
Launch Center Pro 2.3 has some smaller, but still significant enhancements. Giphy has been directly integrated to help easily find animated GIFs. Lists, a powerful feature introduced back in version 2.1, can now be created directly from the prompt button when editing a URL. This update also contains improved Encoding Helpers, custom notification sounds, and nested input tag support. Unfortunately for anyone using it, this update also removes support for the Fleksy keyboard, as the Fleksy SDK no longer allows the keyboard to be enabled or disabled programatically.
There is a lot to this update, so if you want to know more, I highly suggest that you read the release notes from the developer. You can download the updates for both the iPhone and iPad apps right now from the App Store.
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Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
What I really need is a comprehensive, step-by-step video tutorial on all the features--old and new. All I do now is launch texts. :-( Does such a thing exist?
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