A new field of view: Apple will support Safari Web extensions in iPhone and iPad

A new field of view: Apple will support Safari Web extensions in iPhone and iPad

Recently, it has happened, Apple excludes unfair, and on June 7, the Web extension will be supported in Safari on mobile devices. Previously, only the Safari on MacOb support web extensions. But now from iOS 15 and iPados 15, iPhone and iPad also support Web extensions.

Apple Global Developer General Assembly

What does this change mean to developers?

After adding Web extension, we can establish a general extension. This extension will be implemented in all Apple devices, including Mac, iPhone, and iPad! Continue to read to learn more and why this change is very important.

A year ago, Apple added a WebExtension API in Safari on MacOS. Let us remind everyone, (English: Application Programming Interfac, Application Interface) “is some pre-defined interfaces (such as functions, HTTP interfaces), or representation of different components of software systems.”

In the past, we have released it to depict the dim prospects for everyone. At that time, the content interceptor on Macos said that the WebExtension API did not bring any advantages, so we felt that the news was very frustrated. However, this time IOS is completely different. This operating system has not expanded at all, and now it will begin to support Web extensions, so this will open a new possibility for us. This change makes us excited!

What are the benefits?

Given the news released, in our nearest article … how to say, their content is not irrelevant, but the meaning of the content has changed. Do you remember? From the one hand, the problem encountered in the IOS user described in the article will not disappear as magical, so the problems at that time remain to be resolved. The declarative method is still a shortcomings. Flatly, according to Safari error tracking management We can find that Apple is not intended. For example, they have increased the number of rules from 50,000 to 150,000. On the other hand, since the ability to intercept the content script directly on the page is now used, the declaration method of the advertisement interception is now enhanced, so Safari supports other browser extensions.

With embedded scripts, we can implement the logic required for advanced advertisements. Users who use the AdGuard Safari version on Macos understand these ways because they are used for extension of “AdGuard Advanced Interception”. In this way, if you use iPhone or iPad or see ads on the website or open in YouTube in your browser, don’t worry ~ We will solve all problems in iOS 15! 🙂

From a broader perspective, users of iPhone and iPad will have the opportunity to install a variety of extensions available only in Safari in MacOS. Not only the AdGuard or the content interceptor, but an extension you like. There is a web extension on the mobile device to increase the number of features of the Safari browser and provide users with a range of new potential features.

Simply put, this is a change in the earth, and is as important as the announcement of Safari content interception in 2015. We are confident that this change will bring a very positive impact on the AdGuard iOS version of the advertisement interception.