[webkit-dev] extending webkit
darin at apple.com
Mon Mar 24 16:47:21 PDT 2008
On Mar 19, 2008, at 10:50 PM, wang gang wrote:
> Is there a way to extend webkit so as to enable the browser or
> widgets (like the ones on Mac) to access the native functionalities
> of the machine?
Sure, if you're developing the program using WebKit. The
Safari does this on Mac OS X.
> scenario 1: in the browser, a piece of js code can invoke certain
> apis to make phone calls or send/receive sms on a mobile phone which
> has webkit ported and served as the base of the browser.
> scenario 2: a widget reads from the local PIM database on the
> phone and shows contact or calendar info.
> The basic idea is to provide necessary apis to be used by js code
> which can then access local data just as it does in getting remote
> info (like in ajax).
You can indeed do this with WebKit.
The details of how to do it depend on how you've done the WebKit port
to your platform.
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