What is this?
Do you surf the web on an iOS device and end up at dead-end
apple.news links, just because you deleted the News app? 🤦♀️
Be frustrated no more! Apple’s new Shortcuts app on iOS 12 makes it a little easier to open the articles you were destined to read.
How do I use it?
- Install the Shortcuts app from the App Store
- Install the Chapel Pews Shortcut
- Use the Shortcuts share sheet any time you open Apple News links! ✨
All set up? Let’s take this dune buggy for a test drive! Tap and hold this link:
Tap Share..., then Shortcuts, then choose Chapel Pews. That’s it!
How does it work?
Apple News links are simple web pages that act as a jumping off point. If it detects you’re on iOS, the page
tries to launch the News app by redirecting to an
applenews:// URL. If you’re not on iOS, it redirects you to the original
Chapel Pews takes a quick peek at the contents of that page and tries to find the original link. If it does, it redirects you there automatically 💫️
Want to learn more? Thanks to the power of Glitch, you can take a look at what’s going on under the hood!