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Re: Google Maps URL Scheme

From: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 10:59:46 +0100
Message-ID: <50CAF892.4090207@w3.org>
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On 14/12/2012 08:30 , Karl Dubost wrote:
> Le 14 déc. 2012 à 16:26, Paul Libbrecht a écrit :
>> I wonder if that is something everyone wants but it's clear at
>> least (using this basically means you want a vendor lock-in!). (in
>> the current situation on iOS, it seems desired by users).
>
> Another interpretation is that they have been forced to come up with
> a proprietary url scheme because iOS doesn't allow/enable the
> handling of URL schemes/app association.

I think that's most likely it. On Android you can use Intents to 
dispatch such things usefully, but iOS hasn't made that architectural 
leap to being a modern OS (yet).

So long as such technical limitations exist, people will apply whatever 
workarounds they have handy. URL schemes are a common one (cf itms:).

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Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
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