We are developing mobile friendly visualforce page. Due to the UIWebview issues with iOS7.0/7.1 there are some components which does not work as expected. Though 7.1 update fixed a lot of issue, still there are some few issues; the same code is working in iOS safari browser.

The question: Is there a way to open current page (whatever the object/custom vf) in safari (external app) browser from salesforce1?

The opposite of com.salesforce.salesforce1://entity/view?entityId={Account.Id} which open salesforce1 app from safari.

Also, I'm looking for a solution which doesn't require the user to key-in their username and password again. I have used Frontdoor.jsp (frontdoor.jsp?sid=session_ID&retURL=optional_relative_url_to_open) in the past from my custom app, looking for same with salesforce1.

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In the Frootdoor.jsp argument optional_relative_url_to_open try something like:


You will need to encode it as applicable for a query string parameter

According to Visualforce in Salesforce1 by Bob Buzzard using the JavaScript function window.open will break out of the Salesforce1 app.

  • Thank you, but it does not open safari from salesforce1 as expected. It is opening within salesforce1 app.
    – palaniraja
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 10:05
  • I don't have an iOS device to test with or experience with xcode (is that correct?). How are you opening the link? What happens if you try and open a completely unrelated URL, like www.google.com? Commented Apr 19, 2014 at 9:20
  • Opening link from their pages say account website open the site in a new window. But I can't able to open frontdoor.jsp from vf page (ref. gist.github.com/palaniraja/11244749) Also are you asking whether i have device and iOS knowledge? as a matter of fact, I have.
    – palaniraja
    Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 7:31
  • I'm saying I do not have an Apple device to test it out on. Using the JavaScript window.open function may work according to the linked blog post. Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 8:57
  • Sorry, I misunderstood. Btw, I have tried the window.open it is opening a child browser within salesforce1. It does not open safari. Thank you.
    – palaniraja
    Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 9:41

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