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Shortcuts was a session at IndieWebCamp Amsterdam 2019.


Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/shortcuts

IndieWebCamp Amsterdam 2019
Session: shortcuts
When: 2019-09-28 17:15



What's new in iOS 13?

The Automators Podcast Episode 32 has a lot of info.

  • installed by default!
  • less dependence on variables
  • lots of new triggers like arrive/leave locations, connect to certain wifi network

What does this have to do with IndieWeb?

  • Shortcuts can act as a Micropub client
  • Example: share an image on your phone. in the share targets, a "Post a Photo" shortcut appears. choosing it prompts you for e.g. text to include in the post. it sends the micropub post to your site and gets back a URL.


  • Micropub requests must be authenticated, so you'll need to store your authorization token and the URL of your micropub endpoint
    • a shortcut can be constructed to walk through the IndieAuth steps, but It's Complicated. Easier to create a "Micropub Config" shortcut which outputs a dictionary.
  • you make the actual Micropub request with the "Get Contents of URL" action.
    • Form-Encoded posts are the easiest, here, but JSON posts can be done. The difficulty is that JSON-encoded posts require all values to be wrapped in an array.

This is hard for us to take notes on because we're all poking at our phones.

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