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From Andrew Grieve <>
Subject Re: iOS: CDVViewController.startPage - Any thoughts/plans on allowing full URLs there?
Date Thu, 25 Oct 2012 02:21:03 GMT
It's probably something that's just not been gotten to yet. Going straight
to the web means your app won't work offline out-of-the-box though, and
might hurt your appstore approval chances.

It'd be worth adding to Cordova anyways though, as it's useful for testing,
and as you pointed out, Android supports it.
There's also another related bug here:

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 10:06 PM, Kevin Hawkins <>wrote:

> We're building out frameworks based on Cordova that have feature parity
> between Android and iOS.  We've come into a refactoring project in our
> frameworks where it would be very useful to be able to optionally jump
> straight from native to an HTTP(S) endpoint as our start page.  Android can
> do this, but this functionality is not available in the iOS offering.
> My question is, is this deliberately missing, or just something that never
> really got into the update queue?  I'd be willing to take a look at it, but
> it seemed prudent to first ask if there are good reasons for that not being
> available in iOS.
> Cheers,
> Kevin

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