Data access for Safari

If you need streams of data on browser history for digital forensics, compliance and web user profiling, use ristream. The Reincubate API is easy to integrate and will help you tap into a growing market segment of macOS and iOS users with any version of Safari installed.

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Browser forensics and browsing behaviour

Browsing behaviour analytics offer insight into behaviour patterns or can be integrated in child monitoring tools that flag inappropriate content. Browsing history streams can be used in digital forensics to uncover evidence during criminal cases and disputes. 

Ristream is compatible with all iOS and Safari versions. Reincubate technology is constantly tested and improved as new changes and updates are released by Apple. Ristream for Safari is easy to integrate, and does not require jailbreaking the phone. User credentials are required.

The Safari browser is a WebKit based browser released in 2003 by Apple, and is preinstalled on all iOS and macOS devices, serving 10% of users.

    "browser_history": [{
        "url": "",
        "last_visit": "2016-05-25 12:19:28.919029",
        "title": "Surfing - Google Search"
    }, {
        "url": "",
        "last_visit": "2016-05-25 12:24:48.236143",
        "title": " Surf boards"
    }, {
        "url": ",+BC,+Canada/@49.1289787,-125.9213324,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x548990ccb0093843:0x331095695a741a35!8m2!3d49.1529842!4d-125.9066184",
        "last_visit": "2016-05-25 12:30:28.134514",
        "title": "Tofino - Google Maps"
    }, {
        "url": "",
        "last_visit": "2016-05-25 12:45:28.552545",
        "title": "Tofino, Vancouver Island Sharks - Google search"
    }, {
        "url": "",
        "last_visit": "2016-05-25 12:46:29.417496",
        "title": "Greate White Sharks in Tofino? Yes and No - XtremeCanadian"
    }, {
        "url": "",
        "last_visit": "2016-05-25 12:50:18.189182",
        "title": "shark repellent - Google Search"
    }, {
        "url": "",
        "last_visit": "2016-05-25 12:55:14.246441",
        "title": "shark travel insurance - Google Search"
    }, {
        "url": "",
        "last_visit": "2016-05-25 13:20:30.755342",
        "title": "golf - Google Search"

Ristream use cases for Safari data


Browser forensics

Uncover evidentiary artifacts for criminal investigations. Ristream can extract and feed Safari data, including deleted pages, from both Mac and iDevices. We ensure compatibility with new security patches incorporated in latest browser versions, thus ensuring that information is captured real-time, as soon as a new version is released.


Parental control

The Reincubate API is used by child monitoring companies in the US to build iOS versions of their products. The app is used to notify parents and children of suspicious or inappropriate Internet activity, in a transparent manner, without jailbreaking the phone, and without infringing on children's privacy. 


Browsing behaviour insights

Widespread adoption of smartphones makes user profiling almost feel like an intractable problem. E-commerce applications of user profiling include content-filtering, ad targeting and purchase intent prediction. Ristream captures browsing history, including deleted visits, adding an extra layer of precision to your understanding of online consumer behavior.

Ristream support for versions of Safari

If you're looking for custom API integration, schedule a discovery call instead.

Safari version Release date Supported by Ristream
10.1 Beta 3 2016-10-10 Yes
10.0.2 2016-09-23 Yes
9.3.5 2016-08-25 Yes
8.4.1 2016-02-25 Yes
7.1.2 2014-06-30 Yes
6.1.6 2014-02-21 Yes

Notable customers

US Dep of Justice
UK Home Office
UK Police
Swedish Police
US Army

Try it out

Reach out and let us know how we can help. If you would like to take our API for a spin, we've published sample API clients on GitHub for Python, Node.js and .NET.

If you're looking for custom API integration, schedule a discovery call.


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