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Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook - Second Edition by Jason Kneen

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Chapter 13. Implementing and Using URL Schemes

In this chapter, we will cover these recipes:

  • Detecting whether another iOS app is installed
  • Launching another iOS app
  • Passing parameters to other apps via a URL
  • Launching Apple Maps and Google Maps with route directions
  • Opening URLs in Chrome for iOS
  • Setting up your own apps to use URL schemes
  • Receiving URL commands in your own app
  • Transferring binary data between apps using a URL scheme

Introduction

A URL scheme is a definition of how to handle and process particular kinds of URLs (or URIs) passed to it. The most common is http://, which we use every day, but there are also others, such as mailto:// and ftp://.

In native mobile apps, URL schemes can be used to allow one app to launch another app and pass data ...

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