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Cross-platform BBC BASIC (Windows, Linux x86, Mac OS-X, Android, iOS, Raspberry Pi)
Putting a shortcut on the home screen
« Thread started on: Mar 21st, 2018, 10:02pm »
The iOS edition supports putting a shortcut to a BBC BASIC program on the home screen (desktop), in a similar way to the Android edition. To create such a shortcut you will need to download and install the Iconical app (£2.99 in the UK). Once installed, perform the following steps: Open Iconical and on the initial page tap 'App URL'.
Enter the required custom URL which will be bbcbasic://program.bbc (where program.bbc, in BBC Basic's @usr$ directory, is what you want to run) then tap Next.
Optionally, select an icon for the home screen shortcut.
In the 'Icon Title' box type the title that you want to appear on the home screen, then tap 'Create Home Screen Icon'.
As directed, tap on the 'square with upwards pointing arrow' icon:
Tap on 'Add to Home Screen' (you may need to scroll horizontally to find it) then on the next page tap 'Done'.That's all there is to it! Bear in mind that the home screen shortcut thus created will only work if BBC Basic is not already running, since you cannot have multiple instances of the same app (the same is true of Android).