iOS 9 and LDS.org

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iOS 9 and LDS.org

Postby toonetown » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:46 pm

It is still just developer prerelease, and it may change, but just thought that I'd report that on my development devices (both iPod and iPad) running iOS 9 will try to open every link clicked on LDS.org in gospel library.

To duplicate:
1. Upgrade to iOS 9 and install the current (AppStore) version of gospel library
2. Open LDS.org in safari
3. Click on a link from the LDS.org homepage

This will try to open the link in gospel library. If you copy the link and paste it in the address bar of safari, it will open in safari.

If I were to guess, it is probably related to changes that were made in iOS 9, where it is getting confused with the changes in gospel library that were made to support continuity...I don't know if this is a bug in gospel library or iOS 9 - I just thought I'd report it

-Nathan

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Re: iOS 9 and LDS.org

Postby sbradshaw » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:43 pm

Don't forget to report it through the in-app feedback! The Gospel Library for iOS developers don't visit the forums very frequently.
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Re: iOS 9 and LDS.org

Postby hiltonc » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:44 pm

This highlights two problems:

1. Safari should not be opening lds.org links in Gospel Library because the app is not configured for "app links".
2. Even if Gospel Library were configured for "app links", it seems to me that that is undesirable behavior. I'd prefer to still be able to browse around lds.org even if Gospel Library can handle lds.org links.

I've filed bug reports with Apple for both issues, and suggest that anyone who cares do the same. The more bug reports, the more Apple will take it seriously.

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Re: iOS 9 and LDS.org

Postby quandmeme » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:50 am

I'm on the public beta and the issue affects LDS tools links as well. iOS 9 seems very aggressive about dumping the user to an app. I say IOS 9 but it's only LDS.org that does this for me. I have tried two other browsers and the behavior persists in these (because the use the safari engine, right?).

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Re: iOS 9 and LDS.org

Postby hiltonc » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:25 am

I've since learned that because Gospel Library supports handoff with lds.org, it gets opted into app links by default. It should be opted out soon (waiting for a server change). In the meantime, enjoy living on the edge :)

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Re: iOS 9 and LDS.org

Postby sbradshaw » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:05 pm

As a workaround, it looks like if you long-press an LDS.org link you can choose if you want to open it in a new tab or in Gospel Library.
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Re: iOS 9 and LDS.org

Postby pcox1217 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:41 pm

I've been seeing this on the iOS 9 betas as well. @hiltonc - any update on that "server change" from July? Is that an lds.org change or an Apple change?

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Re: iOS 9 and LDS.org

Postby hiltonc » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:04 am

We made the server change but it didn't change anything. I'm less concerned about it now, though, because the issue doesn't appear in the latest developer beta. I don't have a public beta so I don't know.

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Re: iOS 9 and LDS.org

Postby marknlawson » Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:23 pm

So it appears that the issue discovered during the developer phase of OS9 still exists. I just upgraded this morning and now I cannot log into lds.org and access leader resources because it tries to open links inside the Gospel Library App.

Not sure if the Gospel Library App needs an update or if a setting needs to be changed on my iPhone or IPad. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: iOS 9 and LDS.org

Postby dappel » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:35 pm

Same thing for me when I try to login to lds.org it takes me directly to Gospel Library App. This is bad since I cannot access Leader Resources to update membership. How do we make sure HQ/apple are looking at this? This is bad.


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