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I want to make put an app/icon on my springboard that links me to ebay.com by pulling up sarari and the website. I have the facebook.app and wikipedia.app and an
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    Default How to make ebay app / link from another app?
    I want to make put an app/icon on my springboard that links me to ebay.com by pulling up sarari and the website.

    I have the facebook.app and wikipedia.app and an icon I want to use for the ebay app.

    Is there an easy way to modify an existing app so it links to ebay instead?

    I tried looking at the files in other apps of this nature and didn't see a specify "www.xxxxxxxx.com" to change to ebay.

    Anyone help?

    Thanks!

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    edit the info.plist file (in wordpad) and replace with this:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
    <key>CFBundleDevelopmentRegion</key>
    <string>English</string>
    <key>CFBundleExecutable</key>
    <string>openurl</string>
    <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
    <string>com.ebay.embark</string>
    <key>CFBundleInfoDictionaryVersion</key>
    <string>6.0</string>
    <key>CFBundlePackageType</key>
    <string>APPL</string>
    <key>CFBundleSignature</key>
    <string>????</string>
    <key>CFBundleVersion</key>
    <string>1.0</string>
    <key>EmbarkURL</key>
    <string>http://www.ebaymobile.co.uk/</string>

    </dict>
    </plist>


    Make sure you have the embark file. Then copy to ipod and reboot, then try the ebay icon. Change this following line (in code above, last line) to suit your own location (ebay.com etc). Works fine for me.

    <string>http://www.ebaymobile.co.uk/</string>

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    THanks for the info!!!!

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    or use the apper website... http://www.jonsthoughtsoneverything.com/iphone_apper/

    another good thing to try would be the actual ebay application someone created, it should be in installer
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    Hmm....somethings not working for me.

    I'm trying to make an icon that links me to shredderchess.com/iphone/

    I made the app folder from an existing one I know works (espn.app).

    I changed the icon which worked.

    I edited the info.plist file using the info you gave.

    I changed the site in the <string></string> to the above.

    I also changed the line above that. From your example <string>com.ebay.embark</string>

    I changed mine to <string>com.Chess.embark</string>

    I uploaded to the applications folder and set permissions for the folder itself as well as for the individual files to 0777.

    When I tap the icon on the springboard I get a black screen and the phone locks up and I have to restart.

    What am I missing?

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    Edit: Here's what I have so far. Can anyone tell me why this app just goes to a black screen?

    Thanks! What a PITA
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    Last edited by shawn o; 10-24-2007 at 12:38 AM.

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    you need to set the permissions, either using the 775 code (not sure how its done but its in the forum somewhere) or use the method i use, which is to open Putty, and at the prompt once logged in, type:

    /bin/chmod -Rf +x /Applications/

    then:

    /bin/chmod -R a+x /Applications/*

    you may get a CHMOD error after one, but as long as one doesn't give an error it will be OK, Just reboot the ipod and the app should be working.

    EDIT: I Get the same error, am looking at your file now......
    Last edited by corky100; 10-24-2007 at 08:36 AM. Reason: update

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    OK, Try this file to replace the one from your app.....
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    Hey, that worked! Thanks a million!!!!

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    Glad you got sorted out.

    Quote Originally Posted by lifesmymachine View Post
    or use the apper website... http://www.jonsthoughtsoneverything.com/iphone_apper/

    another good thing to try would be the actual ebay application someone created, it should be in installer
    The problem with that one is it costs, and I believe is MAC only for the token from Ebay.

    Try iRibbit. Thats not bad. (unless thats on installer App already.....;D

    Shawn o, I added the app to another thread asking for Shredder chess, hope you don't mind?
    Last edited by corky100; 10-25-2007 at 03:56 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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