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11/27/14 06:07 AM (8 years ago)

How to make web site links open in safari?

I am using the html pro screen in my iOS apps and I am using self hosted and downloading version 3. I would like to put a hyperlink in the text of my html pro screen which opens in Safari once clicked. I would like the existing html pro screen to open within the app not in Safari. At the moment, the hyperlinks that I'm inserting open only within the app not Safari. How do I get the links to open in Safari, please? Many thanks for your help. Kind regards, John
 
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11/27/14 12:08 PM (8 years ago)
When they open in your App, what browser is it? LA
 
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11/27/14 12:13 PM (8 years ago)
You might be able to put this code in there but not positive. [[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"http://www.safari.com"]] LA
 
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11/27/14 12:15 PM (8 years ago)
Thanks, LA. They just stay within the same screen. I'll take a look at the string that you have suggested. I appreciate your time :) John
 
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11/27/14 12:19 PM (8 years ago)
Just guessing on the code but let me know if it works. LA
 
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11/27/14 03:56 PM (8 years ago)
could you not use the launch native app plugin to launch safari and create a link to that using html pro? Alan
 
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11/28/14 02:43 AM (8 years ago)
Thanks, Alan. I looked into the Launch Native App option but it does not give the facility to open a browser from an html link. Kittsy has a Pop Up WebView plugin which looks excellent and might do the job. It opens up a new screen but I'm not sure if it actually opens up safari, which I may need in order to satisfy apple. -- John
 
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11/28/14 05:52 AM (8 years ago)
Update - I decided to go for the Launch Native App plugin as it's so quick, easy and robust. Not exactly the effect that I was looking for but a good solution none the less. Gotta be flexible about these things sometimes! Thanks for ideas from everyone. -- John
 

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