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Apple won’t allow web views in tvOS and that’s a good thing

14/09/2015

Developer Daniel Pasco explained in a blog post that Apple’s upcoming tvOS — which will power the new Apple TV — doesn’t support (...)
Developer Daniel Pasco explained in a blog post that Apple’s upcoming tvOS — which will power the new Apple TV — doesn’t support webviews, which means apps for the device won’t be able to display Web content. This makes it a lot harder for developers to build in features like browsing websites, opening links from apps like Twitter or RSS readers, or displaying frequently updated information, such as sports scores. While that sounds like programming hell, it could be a good thing for users: Restricting the use of webviews means that developers will have to build native components that are… This story continues at The Next Web Developer Daniel Pasco explained in a blog post that Apple’s upcoming tvOS — which will power the new Apple TV — doesn’t support webviews, which means apps for the device won’t be able to display Web content. This makes it a lot harder for developers to build in features like browsing websites, opening links from apps like Twitter or RSS readers, or displaying frequently updated information, such as sports scores. While that sounds like programming hell, it could be a good thing for users: Restricting the use of webviews means that developers will have to build native components that are… This story continues at The Next Web
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