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Launch Center Pro Gains NFC Triggers, New Themes, Siri Shortcuts Support and More

Launch Center Pro, an app that offers quick access shortcuts for everyday tasks, today released a major update that adds quite a bit of new functionality. Version 3.0 of the app introduces NFC triggers, letting the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max trigger actions using custom NFC stickers. In-app NFC scanning is available for the iPhone 7 and later. NFC stickers can be purchased within the Launch Center Pro app and through Contrast's website. NFC stickers can be associated with different trigger actions, and will cause an action to launch via a notification when used. So, for example, you can put a sticker on your nightstand that triggers a shortcut showing your list of alarms, which will then pop up automatically when you place an iPhone XS, XS Max, or XR near it, or you can put a sticker in the car that triggers a message to someone letting them know your ETA. There are endless options for these NFC stickers for tasks like triggering HomeKit scenes, getting directions to a specific place, starting music or podcasts, and more. A new advanced scheduling feature in Launch Center Pro 3.0 is designed to let you assign more than one schedule to a single action, and Launch Center Pro actions can now be turned into Siri Shortcuts with Siri support. New themes have been added to the app, including a "True Black" theme designed for Apple's OLED devices. Alternate app icons have been added so you can choose from various color variations and all past Launch Center Pro icons, and there's an option to import icons from the Shortcuts app. @LaunchCenterPro 3.0 is now

'Launch Center Pro' Gains Notification Center Widget, Support for New Apps

First released in 2012, Launch Center Pro was one of the first quick action apps in the App Store, designed to let users create shortcuts to features normally buried within apps, such as opening up Instagram directly to the camera, or opening a specific search within Yelp. Over the years, Launch Center Pro has been updated several times with new features and while it has encountered some trouble with Apple, it continues to be a popular choice for users who are looking for a shortcut-based quick launch app. As of today, Launch Center Pro is getting a major update, which adds a new Notification Center widget. With the new Notification Center widget, it's possible to add twelve of your favorite Launch Center Pro actions for quick and easy access. You can do things like call a specific person, add an event to a favorite calendar app, get directions home, scan a QR code, send a group text, and more directly from the Notification Center. More complex actions, like controlling a Nest Thermostat from IFTTT, scanning a barcode and searching Amazon, or taking a photo and messaging it to an entire group are also supported by Launch Center Pro. Apps like Safari, Twitter, Facebook, and Google are all supported by Launch Center Pro, and today's update also adds support for more than 100,000 additional apps and iOS 9. In the future, Launch Center Pro plans to support iPhone 6s features, introducing 3D Touch-based Quick Actions that will be able to be launched by using a force press on the Launch Center Pro app icon on the Home screen. Launch Center Pro can be downloaded