If you've clicked a link in an app in the past, you've no doubt noticed that the integrated web view won't store login information for a site that you may be browsing. A proposed solution to this is what is called "Safari view controller," something our own Rene Ritchie wrote about late last year, and it looks like it's eventually going to make its way to iOS. Ricky Mondello, a Safari engineer at Apple, made the announcement on Twitter:
You all asked for it. Come see me introduce it. Introducing Safari View Controller 1:30 PM, Tuesday. Nob Hill.You all asked for it. Come see me introduce it. Introducing Safari View Controller 1:30 PM, Tuesday. Nob Hill.— Ricky Mondello (@rmondello) June 8, 2015June 8, 2015
The issue up until now has been that web view hasn't been allowed to store cookies for security reasons, so logins can't persist. The solution that Safari view controller brings to the table is to essentially pull the information from Safari. Here's the breakdown from Bryan Irace that we previously covered:
While Mondello announced that he will show the feature off during a developer session at WWDC, it's unclear if this will be coming in iOS 9 or at some later point.
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