App button to web page?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by crmccashin, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. crmccashin macrumors regular

    crmccashin

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    I have poked around a bit and have not found what I'm looking for. I would really like to have an appointment button or two that I could use to load Safari and then to a specified web page. Kinda like a short-cut key on a desktop. Has anybody ever seen such???

    Thanks, Rick
     
  2. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    You could find the application and then create an alias, and put it on your desktop.
     
  3. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    This is the iPhone forum.


    Load safari to the page you want then click the plus at the bottom of the page and click add to home screen. Is that what you wanted?
     
  4. crmccashin thread starter macrumors regular

    crmccashin

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    I know how to save a favorite...I just want a "custom" button on the home screen that I touch to take me directly to a particular web page/favorite. Kinda like a hot-key that will load Safari and load a specific web page.

    I know this is a iphone and ipod touch, App forum. That's why I'm here! :)
     
  5. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I was referring to the poster above me he referred to the desktop which is on a computer.

    If you follow my instructions you will see the button add to home screen. It will then put the favourite on the home screen like you describe instead of in the bookmarks section.
     
  6. crmccashin thread starter macrumors regular

    crmccashin

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    Why he** yes...thanks ! I was blowing right by that option. Thanks!!
     
  7. The General macrumors 601

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  8. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Was that just to up your post count? :rolleyes:
     
  9. Regul8tR macrumors member

    Regul8tR

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    Custom iphone icons for your homepage

    I've seen two ways to do this. One way will first direct you to a hosting site and then direct you to your webpage.

    The other will take you directly there.
    I like this method.

    You first need to add this "applet" to your iphone bookmarks:
    javascript:javascript%3Alinks%3Ddocument.getElementsByTagName('head')%5B0%5D.getElementsByTagName('link')%3Bfor(i%3D0%3Bi%3Clinks.length%3Bi%2B%2B)%7Bif(links%5Bi%5D.getAttribute('rel')%3D%3D'apple-touch-icon')%7Blinks%5Bi%5D.parentNode.removeChild(links%5Bi%5D)%7D%3B%20break%3B%7D%3Burl%3Dprompt('Enter%20Your%20Icon%20URL%3A'%2C'http%3A%2F%2F')%3B%20if(url%20!%3D%20''%20%26%26%20url%20!%3D%20'http%3A%2F%2F'%20%26%26%20url%20!%3D%20null)%7Bai%3Ddocument.createElement('link')%3Bai.setAttribute('rel'%2C'apple-touch-icon')%3Bai.setAttribute('href'%2Curl)%3Bdocument.getElementsByTagName('head')%5B0%5D.appendChild(ai)%3Balert('OK!%20%5Cn%5CnClick%20the%20%2B%20icon%20to%20add%20your%20icon%20to%20the%20Home%20Screen.')%3B%7D

    You also need a web hosted image at 57x57.
    Image addresses can be made with sites like resizr.

    Once you do that you can simply navigate to the webpage on your iphone via safari browser .. then go to bookmarks, select the applet (iphone icon)
    then enter an image address.

    Then press add to homescreen and viola! A custom icon.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. crmccashin thread starter macrumors regular

    crmccashin

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    Yep, pretty much like most other folks....why read when you can ask.
     

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