The Clips API feature in iOS 14 lets you try out apps without installing them


The Clips API feature in iOS 14

Sometimes we had to download and install an app to do only one quick task, but what if we don’t have to install apps on the phone and carrying out the same task? Yes, you heard it right. Apple with iOS 14 later this year will bring a new feature that will allow you to run snippets of apps without installing the full thing.

9to6Mac already reported about the early iOS 14 build and now haves potted strings of code denoting to a new ‘Clips’ API. 

As per the 9to6Mac, “The API allows developers to offer interactive and dynamic content from their apps even if you haven’t installed them.”

Let’s state you get a QR Code with a link to a video from YouTube; however, you do not have the main app set up on your iPhone. With iOS 14 and the Clips API, you’ll have the ability to scan that code, and the video will be replicated on a floating card that shows a native interface instead of websites.

Developers will require to define which part of the app needs to be downloaded by iOS as an Over-The-Air plan to check out that material. The floating card will show choices to download the full version of the app from the App Store or to open that material with the app if it’s installed already.

As per the source, Apple is testing the new feature Clips API with OpenTable, Doordash, Yelp, Sony (with its PS4 Second Screen app), and YouTube for the better implementation.

Android users are familiar with this feature, which is known as Instant Apps. The Instant Apps include permits users to trial run an app of their option prior to moving forward with the full version app install.

As the feature is spotted in a leaked early iOS 14 build, it is advisable to take this report with a grain of salt. iOS 14 is reported to reveal at the Apple WWDC 2020 in June.

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