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bke1984
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Launch Power App From Flow Push Notification

I'm looking for a way to launch a PowerApp from a Flow push notification link. Right now I'm able to put the web URL for the app in the link and launch it that way via a phone's browser, however, it would be better if it launched the phone's client app directly.

 

Is there any way to do this?

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Michael
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Powerapps has the "ms-apps://" protocol registered and uses it to launch directly into the client app. However, this structure is changing and the current format may not be supported as we work to unify the link to access an app.

I'm not sure I'm using this protocal correctly. Here's what I was trying to do from Flow, however the link does nothing when the notification arrives.

 

Am I implementing this incorrectly? 

 

FlowLink.jpg

 

If you open that link in a regular web browser, does it work for you?

If I send the link in an e-mail and click it, then on the phone it opens up PowerApps, but it does not open up the specific app.

 

The link in the notification does nothing.

For the email, it looks like the app ID actually needs one more leading "/" character. So, it should start with ms-apps:///providers/...
The third "/" is actually part of the current ID. For the notification, I would need to check with the Power Flows team to understand why nothing is happening. It's possible they do not recognize it as a legitimate URL, in which case you may need to use the web URL instead.

Thanks, but that didn't fix it. It still only launches the PowerApps app and does not navigate to the specific app

Interesting, what platform are you on? Also, I've found that part of the unified URL is functional at this point (but will only work in the web player). This URL would look like the following for your app:

 

https://ms.web.powerapps.com/apps/79544749-1963-2f7f-28d5-8e626cfb5129

 

Using this link will eventually prompt the user to "Open the app in Powerapps" if they would rather use the client experience.

iOS. I used a different URL at first without the ms at the front. I'll give that a shot.

Anonymous
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On Android also not working with the usual App launcher Function Handlers for PowerApps:

ms-apps:///providers/Microsoft.PowerApps/apps/648022c8-d53f-4cb9-8624-7c6c492fbf4f

 

Although i use the correct AP-ID from my App-Details Page, the PowerApps Mobile app will never start the App-ID.

 

It is although not possible to use a pre-configured PowerApps Deep-Linking (like here on Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5Pi5P2YKds from Shane Young) on a specific ID, like so

ms-apps:///providers/Microsoft.PowerApps/apps/648022c8-d53f-4cb9-8624-7c6c492fbf4f?ItemID=20

This does not work in my observation.

Any better suggestions?

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