CedAdd2Home

CedAdd2Home has been updated to version 2.0.4 for Joomla 3.4/3.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through our forums or by using the contact us link.

What’s New

Pinned Tab Icons

 premium version only

Pinned Sites allow your users to keep their favorite websites open, running, and easily accessible. You can set the icon that the user sees when they pin your site by providing a vector image.

Use 100% black for all vectors with a transparent background in SVG format. With the release of Mac OS X 10.11, Safari finally got pinned tabs. By default, they’ll use the first letter of your domain if you don’t have such an image. You need a black SVG image, a hover color. I’d recommend Sketch as a vector drawing tool, you can get a free trial for it here
 
Per the guidelines, the image , with a transparent (or simply: no) background, and all vectors 100% black. 
 
Adjust your artwork as needed for the best presentation in the color you’ve specified. The pinned tab icon will not accept additional colors. You can improve the visibility of your icon by avoiding a light color, such as white, bright yellow, or light gray.
 

Promoting Apps with Smart App Banners

  premium version only, iOS only - from version 2.0.4

Safari has a new Smart App Banner feature in iOS 6 and later that provides a standardized method of promoting apps on the App Store from a website, as shown here:

 

Smart App Banners vastly improve users’ browsing experience compared to other promotional methods. As banners are implemented in iOS 6, they will provide a consistent look and feel across the web that users will come to recognize. Users will trust that tapping the banner will take them to the App Store and not a third-party advertisement. They will appreciate that banners are presented unobtrusively at the top of a webpage, instead of as a full-screen ad interrupting the web content. And with a large and prominent close button, a banner is easy for users to dismiss. When the user returns to the webpage, the banner won’t reappear.

If the app is already installed on a user's device, the banner intelligently changes its action, and tapping the banner will simply open the app. If the user doesn’t have your app on his device, tapping on the banner will take him to the app’s entry in the App Store. When he returns to your website, a progress bar appears in the banner, indicating how much longer the download will take to complete. When the app finishes downloading, the View button changes to an Open button, and tapping the banner will open the app while preserving the user’s context from your website.

Smart App Banners automatically determine whether the app is supported on the user’s device. If the device loading the banner does not support your app, or if your app is not available in the user's location, the banner will not display.

 

  • app-id: (Required.) Your app's unique identifier. To find your app ID from the iTunes Link Maker, type the name of your app in the Search field, and select the appropriate country and media type. In the results, find your app and select iPhone App Link in the column on the right. Your app ID is the nine-digit number in between id and ?mt.

  • affiliate-data: (Optional.) Your iTunes affiliate string, if you are an iTunes affiliate. If you are not, find out more about becoming an iTunes affiliate at http://www.apple.com/itunes/affiliates/.

  • app-argument: (Optional.) A URL that provides context to your native app. If you include this, and the user has your app installed, she can jump from your website to the corresponding position in your iOS app. Typically, it is beneficial to retain navigational context because:

    • If the user is deep within the navigational hierarchy of your website, you can pass the document’s entire URL, and then parse it in your app to reroute her to the correct location in your app.

    • If the user performs a search on your website, you can pass the query string so that she can seamlessly continue the search in your app without having to retype her query.

    • If the user is in the midst of creating content, you can pass the session ID to download the web session state in your app so she can nondestructively resume her work.

Note: You cannot display Smart App Banners inside of a frame. Banners won’t appear in the iOS Simulator.

 

Bugs

Corrected a UTF-8 issue in custom message.

 

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