Apple opened the door to new extensibility features on iOS with extensions and Notification Center widgets in iOS 8, but mixing app launchers with the swipe down Today view was quickly disallowed by the App Store as we saw around this time last year. That policy has since changed and we’ve seen developers able to build better widgets like Workflow’s recent update.
Launch Center Pro has been working on its own Today widget, which puts actions like opening the Instagram camera or messaging a specific contact a swipe down away from anywhere directly in Notification Center.
Launch Center Pro version 2.5 for iPhone also now supports more than 100,000 additional apps for creating shortcuts and launching tasks, which it says is more than any other launcher app available.
The update also resolves a few issues with iOS 9 and is available for free for existing customers. A similar iPad version with iOS 9 fixes isn’t available yet but on the way.