Symbiotes are a unique take to third-party extensions that the developers at Bouncyrock are taking to allow the community to expand its functionality. The name symbiotes is very apt. Unlike other extension methodologies the symbiote is not subordinate to TaleSpire nor given free rein to change everything. Rather, TaleSpire allows the symbiote to run alongside (especially during full screen mode) and each can enhance the other via an API. Very symbiotic if you ask me! I’m not going to go into the technical details, you can get a much better explanation from the dev logs on the subject or in the official docs. I will, however, share my experience building a symbiote for my own app dddice!
I get into the details at the Bouncyrock Dev Blog – read the rest over there.