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ShortcutGenerator
# This script adds a "Webclip" shortcut to your homescreen.
# The shortcut can be used to open a web page in full-screen mode,
# or to launch a custom URL (e.g. a third-party app).
# You'll be asked for a title, a URL, and an icon (from your camera roll)
import plistlib
import BaseHTTPServer
import webbrowser
import uuid
from io import BytesIO
import Image
import photos
import notification
import console
class ConfigProfileHandler (BaseHTTPServer.BaseHTTPRequestHandler):
config = None
def do_GET(s):
s.send_response(200)
s.send_header('Content-Type', 'application/x-apple-aspen-config')
s.end_headers()
plist_string = plistlib.writePlistToString(ConfigProfileHandler.config)
s.wfile.write(plist_string)
def log_message(self, format, *args):
pass
def run_server(config):
ConfigProfileHandler.config = config
server_address = ('', 0)
httpd = BaseHTTPServer.HTTPServer(server_address, ConfigProfileHandler)
sa = httpd.socket.getsockname()
webbrowser.open('safari-http://localhost:' + str(sa[1]))
httpd.handle_request()
notification.schedule('Tap "Install" to add the shortcut to your homescreen.', 1.0)
def main():
console.alert('Shortcut Generator', 'This script adds a "Webclip" shortcut to your homescreen. The shortcut can be used to open a web page in full-screen mode, or to launch a custom URL (e.g. a third-party app). You\'ll be asked for a title, a URL, and an icon (from your camera roll).', 'Continue')
label = console.input_alert('Shortcut Title', 'Please enter a short title for the homescreen icon.', '', 'Continue')
if not label:
return
url = console.input_alert('Shortcut URL', 'Please enter the full URL that the shortcut should launch.', '', 'Continue')
if not url:
return
icon = photos.pick_image()
if not icon:
return
console.show_activity('Preparing Configuration profile...')
data_buffer = BytesIO()
icon.save(data_buffer, 'PNG')
icon_data = data_buffer.getvalue()
unique_id = uuid.uuid4().urn[9:].upper()
config = {'PayloadContent': [{'FullScreen': True,
'Icon': plistlib.Data(icon_data), 'IsRemovable': True,
'Label': label, 'PayloadDescription': 'Configures Web Clip',
'PayloadDisplayName': label,
'PayloadIdentifier': 'com.omz-software.shortcut.' + unique_id,
'PayloadOrganization': 'omz:software',
'PayloadType': 'com.apple.webClip.managed',
'PayloadUUID': unique_id, 'PayloadVersion': 1,
'Precomposed': True, 'URL': url}],
'PayloadDescription': label,
'PayloadDisplayName': label + ' (Shortcut)',
'PayloadIdentifier': 'com.omz-software.shortcut.' + unique_id,
'PayloadOrganization': 'omz:software',
'PayloadRemovalDisallowed': False, 'PayloadType':
'Configuration', 'PayloadUUID': unique_id, 'PayloadVersion': 1}
console.hide_activity()
run_server(config)
if __name__ == '__main__':
main()

HyShai commented Dec 12, 2013

This overwrites any other webclip that already exists. Regardless whether it was made via Safari or via this method. All existing webclips become the webclip made with this script

this is great! thank you!

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