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IconicAngel
Helper I
Helper I

Minimise a Powerapp instead of Close or exit

Hi All

 

I hope this is a simple question. Can you add a button in a Powerapp which does not close the app but just makes it minimize so that it disappears but is still open so the user can open another mobile app and then later come back to the Powerapp that is still open or unhide the Powerapp using the Apps pin on their mobile screen?

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WarrenBelz
Super User
Super User

Hi @IconicAngel ,

This is more a limitation of the device app to run only one app at a time - even with "deep linking" to another app all iOS and Android devices I have found close the first app.

 

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WarrenBelz
Super User
Super User

Hi @IconicAngel ,

This is more a limitation of the device app to run only one app at a time - even with "deep linking" to another app all iOS and Android devices I have found close the first app.

 

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Thanks for your reply. I will accept this answer but could you reply with any code you have for interaction with other programs on a mobile device?

@IconicAngel 

The only one of use would be the code to "force open" deep linking in the app rather than a browser. Replace

https://apps.powerapps.com/play/

with

ms-apps:///providers/Microsoft.PowerApps/apps/

in the deep-link URL. This also works in the PC version of the app from the MS Store.

 

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Hi 

 

I have found Launch will open another devises application and minimize the powerapp. This is only part of the solution to keep a powerapp from closing. Do you know of any application on a device that I could open using Launch and also include a parameter that will also close that app once it opens? 

Hi @IconicAngel ,

This is outside of the control of any Power Apps code and more about how your device OS handles apps. The "force open" code works by opening the deep-linked app in the Power Apps app rather than a browser (which a URL will do) and generally closes the other app.

 

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