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Alex Rupérez

Language: Objective-C
Published: 19 Dec 09:02
Last push: 10 Mar 05:59
Description: A UIActivity subclass that opens URLs in Safari
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ARSafariActivity is a UIActivity subclass that provides an "Open in Safari" action to a UIActivityViewController.

ARSafariActivity 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 ARSafariActivity.m in Target Settings > Build Phases > Compile Sources.


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


(See example Xcode project)

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

NSURL *url = [NSURL URLWithString:@""];
ARSafariActivity *safariActivity = [[ARSafariActivity alloc] init];
UIActivityViewController *activityViewController = [[UIActivityViewController alloc] initWithActivityItems:@[url] applicationActivities:@[safariActivity]];
[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.


podspec file added by @aaronbrethorst bundle added by @raymondjavaxx iOS6 icon from and added by @banaslee