Helper apps, itms protocol, and us Rev folk

Trevor DeVore lists at mangomultimedia.com
Tue Aug 4 16:44:39 EDT 2009


On Aug 4, 2009, at 4:20 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> Apple has invented an Internet protocol named "itms" ("iTunes Music  
> Store") so folks can put links on their web pages and clicking on  
> those links automatically launches iTunes to the specified URL.
>
> ...
>
> How does iTunes register its itms protocol, and can we do the same  
> for our own apps?  Or is there a way to set up a Helper app to  
> always handle files of a specific type?
>
> ...
>
> Any clues?

Here are some links I've posted previously on the subject.

Windows

Registering an Application to a URL Protocol
<http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa767914(VS.85).aspx>

OS X

HowToRegisterURLHandler
http://www.cocoadev.com/index.pl?HowToRegisterURLHandler

Apple Docs:
<http://developer.apple.com/documentation/MacOSX/Conceptual/BPRuntimeConfig/Articles/PListKeys.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/20001431-102207 
 >

I think you need to handle the 'GURL' apple event in your application.

Regards,

-- 
Trevor DeVore
Blue Mango Learning Systems
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