Native App URI Handlers

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Full Title or Meme

A Native App can register to intercept URI calls (eg HTTP and other schemes) from the browser on the User Device,

Context

  • Many web applications would like to improve their User Experience by installing a Native App on the user device to provide more performant responses to user input. This has been enabled on most User Devices by operating system enhancement that allow the registration of the web site's URL and intercepting HTTP requests so that they can be partially or fully handled on the local device.

Problems

Solutions

References

  1. Native App general page on this wiki
  2. Native App Security page on this wiki
  3. Native App Privacy page on this wiki
  4. W3C page on web apps best practices as of (2010-12-10).
  5. IETF RFC 8252 OAuth 2.0 for Native Apps https://tools.ietf.org/html/bcp212#section-7.2
  6. Apple App Store Review Guidelines https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/guidelines/
  7. Android Intents and Intent Filters
  8. Microsoft web-app linking.
  9. description of use of this technique in OAuth 2.0 implementations.