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Caped Crusader
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03/25/17 06:04 AM (3 years ago)

WKWebView

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Starting in iOS 8.0 and OS X 10.10, use WKWebView to add web content to your app. Do not use UIWebView or WebView.

Is this implemented in 4.0?

I read that Apple are now rejecting apps that use WebView.
 
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03/25/17 07:58 PM (3 years ago)
Do you have a reference with a link for this information?

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03/26/17 04:25 AM (3 years ago)
Just to add, I read this:

Migrate UIWebView to WKWebView

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36214247/migrate-uiwebview-to-wkwebview
 
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03/26/17 07:23 AM (3 years ago)
Interesting. But I wouldn't read too much into it, until there is an official statement from Apple.

The biggest issue comes down to what Apple's definition of 'code' would be, which can vary wildly, and even so; they can't just 'flip a switch'. They've already proven that with their https debacle.

Just my opinion; your mileage may vary.

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03/26/17 07:34 AM (3 years ago)
I will start using WKWebView and future proof.

Thanks.
 
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03/27/17 02:50 AM (3 years ago)
I didn't see anywhere when googling that says that UIWebView is deprecated, but it does sound like WKWebView brings performance benefits and no downside. It does not appear to be completely 'like for like' to implement though. It only works for iOS 8 and above, but as that is the entry level for BT4, perhaps it would be a fun experiment to find out how easy it might be to implement. Might be interesting to try & convert an existing plugin, perhaps the custom URL plugin? Any takers?
 

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