apple-itunes-app Meta Tag
Whenever you visit the website of a vendor that provides an iOS app, you're either hit by an alert or ugly popup saying "Download our iPhone App!" It's great that they want to pitch their iOS app but the lack of structure and uniformity in the advertisement is ugly. Apple recently introduced a proprietary META tag which triggers a uniform advertisement for a vendor's iOS app within mobile Safari.
<-- App ID (required), Affiliate Data (Optional), Argument (Optional) -->
<meta name="apple-itunes-app" content="app-id=myAppStoreID, affiliate-data=myAffiliateData, app-argument=myURL">
<-- Digg's tag -->
<meta name="apple-itunes-app" content="app-id=362872995, affiliate-data=bevbOqLt02I, app-argument=digg://">
The content of I'm a huge fan of this type of strategy. The more uniformity, the better, especially when I get to avoid an ugly prompt within my mobile browser. Digg uses this META tag and I hope many more vendors join the club!
New York, NY · October 12-14
Get 20% off with
David asked me if I'd be up for a guest post picking out some of my favorite Pens from CodePen. A daunting task! There are so many! I managed to pick a few though that have blown me away over the past few months. If you...
It's no secret that Facebook has become a major traffic driver for all types of websites. Nowadays even large corporations steer consumers toward their Facebook pages instead of the corporate websites directly. And of course there are Facebook "Like" and "Recommend" widgets on every website. One...
Aaron Newton made a great request to me last week: why not make my MooTools Documentation Bookmarklet function more like the New York Time's text selection widget. NYT's text selection widget listens for text selection and presents the user with a "search" icon...
Image protection is a hot topic on the net these days, and why shouldn't it be? If you spent two hours designing an awesome graphic, would you want it ripped of in matter of seconds? Hell no! That's why I've created an image...