iOS 6 and address links?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by HXGuy, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. HXGuy macrumors 68000

    Mar 25, 2010
    Prior to iOS 6, if you were on a webpage and there was an address listed (usually in blue because it's clickable), you would tap on the address and it would launch the Maps app where you could then get directions to the place.

    Now, if you tap the address, it does nothing. :confused:

    Do websites need to have the code updated so that it links to the new Maps app in iOS 6? What about if the person is still on iOS 5...will two different codes be needed like "If on iOS 6, open X app, if on iOS 5, open X app."

    Anyone have experience with this?
  2. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 25, 2010
  3. chrisgeo macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2012
    I agree that not all addresses seem to be automatically hyperlinked by iOS 6.

    I notice that addresses are clickable in Calendar events, but only if the address is well recognisable and machine readable. I had an address listed in a calendar event that WOULD NOT link because it had the word "parade" in it - not "street". As soon as I changed the address to include the word "street" instead of "parade" it would hyperlink.

    I tried testing out this theory in safari, but found no correlation. I went to one website that had a list of addresses, some for addresses like 23 Example Street, suburb, or 23 Example Parade, Suburb, and neither would link.

    How about this addresses typed in here in this very forum post? If I type in the address...
    1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA
    ...does it work?

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