[webkit-help] Question about IOS support

Matt Lilek mlilek at apple.com
Wed Nov 30 14:04:13 PST 2011

UIWebView is the supported API for WebKit on iOS.  Questions about UIWebView are probably better answered at the Developer Forums at http://devforums.apple.com/ and enhancement requests should be filed at https://bugreport.apple.com/.

- Matt

On Nov 30, 2011, at 9:15 AM, Jeff Wisgo wrote:

> Thanks for the responses guys. There are definitely other browsers out there for IOS (iCab Mobile, etc.) so it is permitted by Apple.
> I want to make a browser which does special URL filtering, among other things. I am currently doing what I need with UIWebVIew but I thought I might need to do a higher level of customization so I am investing WebKit in parallel.
> I still haven't been able to figure out whether WebKit is officially supported on IOS, and why I have been seeing conflicting reports between what people have said regarding this and what Apple has said (as per my original post). If anyone can explain this I'd appreciate it.
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 11:01 AM, Ariya Hidayat <ariya.hidayat at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am trying to create a simple browser on IOS using WebKit, however I am
> > confused about what platforms are supported.
> You have to be more clear as to what you want to do. iOS already
> includes WebKit as the system library (after all, that's what Mobile
> Safari is using), check the documentation for UIWebView. If that's all
> you need, then you're all set.
> --
> Ariya Hidayat, http://ariya.ofilabs.com
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