Save website to home screen, open outside Safari?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by ipedro, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. ipedro macrumors 68040

    ipedro

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    #1
    I could've sworn that it was possible to save a website to your home screen and then treat it as an app. When it opened, it would open outside of Safari. Now it opens as a new tab. When did this go away or am I losing my marbles?
     
  2. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine still opens as if it were an app. I just tried it with Twitter. The shortcut took me to the full screen login page where as my browser tab was already signed in.

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  3. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

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    It's up to the owner of the website to enable this functionality.
     
  4. ipedro, Dec 19, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2015

    ipedro thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You are indeed correct. It's a simple Boolean option. A single line of code:

    <meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes">

    https://developer.apple.com/library...bApplications/ConfiguringWebApplications.html

    I submitted it to Voxmedia. Since they don't have native apps, they should at least offer this option. The website still works as a website in Safari but as a web app if launched from the Home screen. Win win for everybody.
     
  5. ipedro thread starter macrumors 68040

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