WebView iOS and Android

The WebView option allows individuals to verify their identity in a mobile app with the Android WebView or iOS WKWebView.

Android Webview

To launch the WebView, create a WebView and pass in the path specified in the magic user link

// inside Activity#onCreate
// assuming some WebView called "webView"
WebSettings settings = webView.getSettings();

final Uri trustswiftlyUrl = new Uri.Builder()
    .appendQueryParameter("is-webview", "true")

In addition to adding to the Manifest file, you'll need to override onPermissionRequest and onShowFileChooser depending on your use case. See an example below.

// set fields on your Activity
public static final int INPUT_FILE_REQUEST_CODE = 1;
private static final int CAMERA_PERMISSION_REQUEST = 1111;
private PermissionRequest cameraPermission;
private ValueCallback<Uri[]> filePathCallback;
private String cameraPhotoPath;

public void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
  if (requestCode != INPUT_FILE_REQUEST_CODE || filePathCallback == null) {
    super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);

  Uri[] results = null;

  // Check that the response is a good one
  if (resultCode == Activity.RESULT_OK) {
    if (data == null) {
      // If there is not data, then we may have taken a photo
      if (cameraPhotoPath != null) {
        results = new Uri[] { Uri.parse(cameraPhotoPath) };
    } else {
      String dataString = data.getDataString();
      if (dataString != null) {
        results = new Uri[] { Uri.parse(dataString) };

  filePathCallback = null;

// in the Activity#onCreate method
webView.setWebChromeClient(new WebChromeClient() {
  public void onPermissionRequest(final PermissionRequest request) {
    if (request.getOrigin().toString().equals("https://<COMPANY_URL>.trustswiftly.com/")) {
          new String[] { Manifest.permission.CAMERA }, CAMERA_PERMISSION_REQUEST);
      cameraPermission = request;
    } else {
  public boolean onShowFileChooser(
    WebView webView, ValueCallback<Uri[]> newFilePathCallback,
    FileChooserParams fileChooserParams) {

    if (filePathCallback != null) {
    filePathCallback = newFilePathCallback;

    Intent takePictureIntent = new Intent(MediaStore.ACTION_IMAGE_CAPTURE);
    if (takePictureIntent.resolveActivity(getPackageManager()) != null) {
      // Create the File where the photo should go
      File photoFile = null;
      // Create an image file name
      String timeStamp = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyyMMdd_HHmmss", Locale.US).format(new Date());
      String imageFileName = "JPEG_" + timeStamp + "_";
      File storageDir =
      try {
        photoFile = File.createTempFile(imageFileName, ".jpg", storageDir);
      } catch (IOException ex) {
        // Error occurred while creating the File

      // Continue only if the File was successfully created
      if (photoFile != null) {
        cameraPhotoPath = "file:" + photoFile.getAbsolutePath();
      } else {
        takePictureIntent = null;

    Intent contentSelectionIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_GET_CONTENT);

    Intent[] intentArray;
    if (takePictureIntent != null) {
      intentArray = new Intent[] { takePictureIntent };
    } else {
      intentArray = new Intent[0];

    Intent chooserIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_CHOOSER);
    chooserIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_INTENT, contentSelectionIntent);
    chooserIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TITLE, "Image Chooser");
    chooserIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_INITIAL_INTENTS, intentArray);

    startActivityForResult(chooserIntent, INPUT_FILE_REQUEST_CODE);

    return true;

// overwriting your AppCompatActivity's #onRequestPermissionsResult
public void onRequestPermissionsResult(int requestCode, @NonNull String[] permissions,
    @NonNull int[] grantResults) {
  super.onRequestPermissionsResult(requestCode, permissions, grantResults);
  if (requestCode == CAMERA_PERMISSION_REQUEST) {
    if (grantResults[0] == PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED) {
    } else {


Be sure to add the required permissions for your use case to your AndroidManifest file. For example:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" />

<!-- Microphone permissions are not usually required, except when using a verify method that records video. -->
<!--  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO" />-->
<!--  <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS" />-->

iOS WKWebView

To use WKWebView to launch the magic link flow from a UIViewController

import SwiftUI
import WebKit

struct ContentView: View {
    @State var magic_link=""
    @State private var showWebView = false

    var body: some View {
        VStack {
                    TextField("Magic Link",text:
                        Text("Open Magic Link")
                    }.sheet(isPresented: $showWebView){
                        WebView(url: URL(string:self.magic_link)!)

struct ContentView_Previews: PreviewProvider {
    static var previews: some View {

struct WebView : UIViewRepresentable{
    var url: URL
    func makeUIView(context: Context) -> WKWebView {
        let webConfiguration = WKWebViewConfiguration()
        return WKWebView(frame:.zero, configuration: webConfiguration)
    func updateUIView(_ webView: WKWebView, context: Context) {
        let request = URLRequest(url: url)


The webcam access can auto be allowed as seen in this Apple Demo and code. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/75310858/browser-also-asks-camera-permission-in-ios-webview

import WebKit

@available(iOS 15.0, *)
public class TrustSwiftlyWebViewDelegate: NSObject, WKUIDelegate {
	public func webView(
		_ webView: WKWebView,
		requestMediaCapturePermissionFor origin: WKSecurityOrigin,
		initiatedByFrame frame: WKFrameInfo,
		type: WKMediaCaptureType,
		decisionHandler: @escaping (WKPermissionDecision) -> Void
	) {

Common Issues

❗️Multiple signups

If testing your app and creating multiple verify sessions you should clear the cookies and cache of WKWebView inbetween new user sessions. (Refer to this guide)

WKWebsiteDataStore.default().removeData(ofTypes: [WKWebsiteDataTypeDiskCache, WKWebsiteDataTypeMemoryCache], modifiedSince: Date(timeIntervalSince1970: 0), completionHandler:{ })

❗️Webkit Inline Media Playback

Please ensure allowsInlineMediaPlayback is enabled when creating a webview on a webkit browser (mobile Safari). This defaults to false and the camera preview will incorrectly open as a fullscreen live broadcast.

❗Camera Configuration

The WebView Flow requires access to the device camera. Please include the NSCameraUsageDescription key your app's Info.plist file as described in the Apple Developer documentation.

❗️Allow External Network Requests

Trust Swiftly makes external network calls within the Inquiry Flow that need to be allowlisted for the flow to properly function. Certain frameworks such as Cordova require such requests to be allow listed. Please include *.trustswiftly.com/* in such an allow list if needed

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