Numerous, the number tracking app for iPhone, previewed a new version of the app over the summer with several features that take advantage of iOS 8. Today the update is live and includes support for HealthKit to read data from Apple’s Health app, a Today widget in Notification Center for glancing at numbers you track, and added AirPlay support for displaying an optimized version of your numbers on Apple TV.

The update also includes iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus enhancements and landscape support, but iCloud sign-in support is probably my favorite addition. Introduced earlier this year at WWDC, iCloud sign-in support allows developers to offer app users an alternative to easy log-ins through social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Using iCloud to sign-in is just as fast (if not faster) as creating an account through one of the supported social networks, and it’s a nice way to leverage iCloud for more than syncing data and storage. Hopefully more apps will take advantage of iCloud sign-in in the future, but for now check out Numerous to see how it all works.

Numerous 2.0 is available for free on the App Store.

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