Helper apps, itms protocol, and us Rev folk

Trevor DeVore lists at
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.


Registering an Application to a URL Protocol



Apple Docs:

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


Trevor DeVore
Blue Mango Learning Systems    -

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