Javascript Bridge

Stacker comes with a Javascript bridge which lets you send messages between Objective-C and Javascript code. Stacker's bridge is based on the popular WebViewJavascriptBridge project which is also used by Facebook.

Setting up your web app

Always wait for the WebViewJavascriptBridgeReady DOM event:

document.addEventListener('WebViewJavascriptBridgeReady', function(event) {
    var bridge = event.bridge

    // Start using the bridge by registering events
}, false)

Calling JS from ObjC

To register a handler in Javascript called testJavascriptHandler (and send the response):

bridge.registerHandler('testJavascriptHandler', function(data, responseCallback) {
  log('ObjC called testJavascriptHandler with', data)
  var responseData = { 'Javascript Says':'Right back atcha!' }
  log('JS responding with', responseData)

To call the testJavascriptHandler from your StackerController:

[myStackerController.bridge callHandler:@"testJavascriptHandler" data:@{ @"foo":@"before ready" }];

Alternatively you can do something with the callback:

[myStackerController.bridge callHandler:@"testJavascriptHandler" data:nil responseCallback:^(id responseData) {
    NSLog(@"Responded with: %@", responseData);

Calling ObjC from JS

First register a handler in ObjC, let's call it testObjcCallback:

[myStackerController.registerHandler:@"testObjcCallback" handler:^(id data, WVJBResponseCallback responseCallback) {
  NSLog(@"testObjcCallback called: %@", data);
  responseCallback(@"Response from testObjcCallback");

Now call it from your JS:

bridge.callHandler('testObjcCallback', {'foo': 'bar'}, function(response) {
  log('JS got response', response)