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Kryger
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Opening external app on android

Hi

 

I know it is possible to use the Launch() function to open external apps in IOS and Windows, but I just can't figure out how to get something like google maps to launch on android?

 

Does anyone have some advice?

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Re: Opening external app on android

Hi @Kryger 

In terms of Google Maps, I think a URL in the following format should open Google Maps.

 

Launch("https://www.google.com/maps/search/?api=1&query=47.5951518,-122.3316393")

This is based on what the documentation says, so I'm not sure how reliably it works in practice.

https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/urls/guide

 


As a developer of an Android app, an iOS app, or a website, you can construct a common URL, and it will open Google Maps and perform the requested action, no matter the platform in use when the map is opened. On an Android device: If Google Maps app for Android is installed and active, the URL launches Google Maps in the Maps app and performs the requested action.

 


 @ericonline is very knowledgeable on this topic and might be able to offer some advice.

Kryger
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Re: Opening external app on android

Hi @timl

 

Thanks for the info, will this work with other non-google apps as well?

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