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Alex Rupérez

Language: Objective-C
Published: 17 Jan 11:41
Last push: 19 Nov 14:31
Description: A UIActivity subclass that opens URLs in Google Chrome
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ARChromeActivity is a UIActivity subclass that provides an "Open in Chrome" action to a UIActivityViewController.

ARChromeActivity screenshot


  • As UIActivity is iOS >= 6 only, so is the subclass.
  • This project uses ARC. If you want to use it in a non ARC project, you must add the -fobjc-arc compiler flag to ARChromeActivity.m in Target Settings > Build Phases > Compile Sources.


Add the ARChromeActivity subfolder to your project. There are no required libraries other than UIKit.


(See example Xcode project)

Simply alloc/init an instance of ARChromeActivity and pass that object into the applicationActivities array when creating a UIActivityViewController.

NSURL *url = [NSURL URLWithString:@""];
ARChromeActivity *chromeActivity = [[ARChromeActivity alloc] init];
UIActivityViewController *activityViewController = [[UIActivityViewController alloc] initWithActivityItems:@[url] applicationActivities:@[chromeActivity]];
[self presentViewController:activityViewController animated:YES completion:nil];

Note that you can include the activity in any UIActivityViewController and it will only be shown to the user if there is a URL in the activity items.