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From Shazron <>
Subject Re: iOS: CDVViewController.startPage - Any thoughts/plans on allowing full URLs there?
Date Thu, 25 Oct 2012 05:04:10 GMT
The original focus was for Apple App Store apps (thus having features
that will not raise Apple's ire), thus it was only designed to load a
file from the app's sandbox. With Enterprise distribution though (no
Apple App Review) -- this can be really useful and should be put on
the queue for implementation.

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 7:46 PM, Kevin Hawkins <> wrote:
> Thanks Andrew.  I'll start poking around with it, and see how it goes.  Shaz will probably
have thoughts too. :)
> Cheers,
> Kevin
> On Oct 24, 2012, at 7:21 PM, "Andrew Grieve" <> wrote:
>> 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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