Archive for January 27th, 2011

27
Jan

x-callback-url

So here’s another worthwhile initiative around the use of URL schemes for iOS IAC

x-callback-url: iOS interapp communication

The goal of the x-callback-url specification is to provide a standardized means for iOS developers to expose and document the methods they make available to other apps. Using x-callback-url’s source apps can launch other apps passing data and context information, and also provide parameters instructing the target app to return data and control back to the source app after executing an action. Specific supported actions will be dependent on the individual apps…

Hey, if you’re planning to implement a URL schema for some reason, seems no good reason not to support it!

h/t: @joe_carney!