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iOS Safari - URL grab

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by ifreeman, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    Hi,

    I want to grab the URL from a active safari page in iOS

    I have 2 questions:

    A. Is 'Safari extension' (which is available for Safari 5 for desktop) available for iOS ? can i create a cuztomized extension or plug-in for iOS safari ?

    B. Is is possible to get the URL from Safari? by any custom apps or other ways?


    Thanks a lot in advance
     
  2. Moderator

    robbieduncan

    Staff Member

    #2
    A. No

    B. Not really. Your app could register a custom URL handler that would allow it to be launched from a web page with parameters being passed but that would require the page to be changed to do that. So it's not possible in general, generic terms.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

    #3
    Thank you Robbie!

    for my second question, my requirement goes something like this ::

    Say a person opens apple site in his mobile safari - www.apple.com

    Now he clicks Ipad link - the URL in address bar changes to www.apple.com/ipad



    Now I should start an application ( which I have already developed and installed in my ipad) when the 'ipad' link is clicked (in the apple site)- [Just an example]


    So, in short, should I have a second application, which constantly monitors safari, and the moment a user navigates to www.apple.com/ipad, it will invoke my first application?



    how should I go about it?



    Thank you!
     
  4. Moderator

    robbieduncan

    Staff Member

    #4
    That is completely and utterly impossible on iOS using the standard SDK. It may be possible on jailbroken devices but I have nothing to do with them.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

    #5

    I am a beginner in iOS dev .... but your reply is that of an expert in this domain - saying a big NO -
    Hope i can reach those heights in iOS dev soon! :)

    Just for info :
    My AppName is NewsPoster
    I want my NewsPoster app to be launced when user goes to www.google.com/news in his/her mobile browser.
    *******************

    Thank you Robbie
     

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