Update: Apple rolled out updates to affected apps. These updates resolved apparent FairPlay decryption problems and extensions now work!
I’m excited to start using iOS 8 extensions, but it’s looking like it’ll be a rough ride for a little while.
Extensions distributed through the App Store aren’t working for anyone; we have one in the newest NYT Now release, and though it works in all our builds it’s nonfunctional in the build I just downloaded from the App Store:
OmniGroup is having the same problem with their extensions.
We ran into a number of difficulties in the tooling and frameworks while building our extension. And share extensions are no picnic either; Tumblr ran into a number of problems building theirs.
These problems aren’t limited to us. I’m very curious what’ll happen when iOS 8 is released tomorrow.
Cool, so iOS 8 extensions from App Store apps are just completely broken.— teapot. (@asmallteapot) September 16, 2014
Things that are broken: Validating Builds Submitting Builds with Xcode TestFlight Extensions Provisioning Management Did I miss anything?— Sean Heber (@BigZaphod) September 16, 2014
So, Omnifocus has an extension which is not working either after being downloaded from the store. All signs point to Not Good.— James Thomson (@jamesthomson) September 16, 2014
@jamesthomson We were planning to add an extension to Screens but tools & API were so buggy we stopped. Glad we did. Waiting for iOS 8.1.— Luc Vandal (@lucvandal) September 16, 2014
- Dev forums thread about the problem
- 9to5Mac article says Apple will have this resolved by tomorrow and won’t require us to resubmit our apps.
As always, I welcome discussion and feedback; I’m @cdzombak on Twitter.