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A sharing controller that allows anyone to implement sharing into their projects easily. iOS 6 will use the new activity view controller while iOS 5 will use action sheets. Readability, Pocket, and Instapaper are added also for read-later services to share with articles.

iOS 6+:

iOS 5:

Installation Instruction:

In AppDelegate.m:

Import ShareThis.h

import "ShareThis.h"

In application:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions add:

[ShareThis startSessionWithFacebookURLSchemeSuffix:pocketAPI:readabilityKey:readabilitySecret:];

Make sure that the url scheme that you enter is all lower-case. Set to nil or empty string if not planning on using the same Facebook App ID on multiple apps. Pocket and Readability parameters are also optional. If given a nil, those sharing options will not be available.

In applicationDidBecomeActive add:

[[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] postNotificationName:AppDidBecomeActiveNotificationName object:nil];

In applicationWillTerminate add:

[[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] postNotificationName:AppWillTerminateNotificationName object:nil];

Add in method application:openURL:sourceApplication:annotation

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application openURL:(NSURL *)url sourceApplication:(NSString *)sourceApplication annotation:(id)annotation { return [ShareThis handleFacebookOpenUrl:url]; }

In app's .plist file add:

Value:Your Facebook app ID

Key:URL types --> Item 0 --> URL Schemes --> Item 0 
Value:"fb"+value of your Facebook app ID+url scheme (make sure url scheme is lower-case)

Using ShareThis:

To share with a specific service:

[ShareThis shareURL:title:image:withService:onViewController:];

Remember that to use Pocket and Readability, you must pass in the api key when starting ShareThis session in application:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions.

To show a share option:

[ShareThis showShareOptionsToShareUrl:title:image:onViewController:];

To show a share option for a type of content:

[ShareThis showShareOptionsToShareUrl:title:image:onViewController:forTypeOfContent:];

STContentTypeArticle will include the read later services while STContentTypeVideo will not.


ShareThis is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

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