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From Clint M <cmod...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Deep Linking with Flex to Mobile Apps
Date Mon, 15 May 2017 16:01:44 GMT
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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