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From "Erik J. Thomas" <e...@linqto.com>
Subject Re: Deep Linking with Flex to Mobile Apps
Date Mon, 15 May 2017 17:44:23 GMT
Ah, no wonder my searching didn't find what I was looking for. Thank you very much, Clint!

Erik

> On May 15, 2017, at 9:01 AM, Clint M <cmodien@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> deep linking is the wrong term… I think you're looking for url schemes.
> 
> phone is navigateToURL("tel:+5555555555");
> email is navigateToURL("mailto:asdf@asdf.com");
> 
> On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 8:51 AM, Erik J. Thomas <erik@linqto.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hey all:
>> 
>> I need to be able to do various deep linking between mobile apps and my
>> Flex app. I've learned to do this for twitter and linked in profiles pretty
>> simply:
>> 
>> var u:URLRequest = new URLRequest(data.twitterProfileUrl);
>> navigateToURL(u, "_blank");
>> 
>> If the twitter app is installed on the phone (at least iOS), this will
>> launch the app. If the app is not available, it will open the browser and
>> nav to the profile. Very cool stuff. Works for google maps too, when the
>> user taps an address.
>> 
>> But I need to do the following additional linking and don't know how to
>> format the URLs to make it happen:
>> 
>> User taps a phone number, dials the phone if the device is a phone.
>> User taps an email address, and it launches their mail program to send
>> mail. Just need the syntax for subject, content, additional addresses, etc.
>> User taps a date/time field, and it launches their mobile calendar app and
>> offers to create a new item.
>> 
>> My guess is that this is all possible with Flex, but I'm not finding info
>> on syntax and usage through Google searches. I found this list of device
>> specific deep linking, but expect Flex has a platform agnostic URL format
>> so we don't have to manage device/OS types in the flex app.
>> 
>> Just a link to the docs for this type of deep linking would be great. And
>> in the Mobile native world deep linking is usually about linking mobile
>> apps. In the Flex world the term "deep linking" is most often referring to
>> browser history management which is NOT what I need.
>> 
>> Thanks!
>> 
>> Erik
>> 
>> 


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