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Ipad Open links in apps

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Yianniscy Calculating status...
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May 13, 2013 11:21 AM

Hi iMates



I have a simple question. I am visiting links in safari and i find pages that have share in various social media. For example when i click share on linkedin a new open opens and tells me to get the app although i do have the app installed. Same case with google+ and other social media sites that i have the apps installed. How can i open the link directly in the app? I searched a bit and i found out some workarounds with bookmarklets but thats not a nice solution.


Am i doing something wrong or is the ipad missing some basic functionalities that androids have?


Thank you in advance

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iOS 6.1.3
  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,670 points)
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    May 13, 2013 11:56 AM (in response to Yianniscy)

    If you read this, (even though it is for the iPhone, it works the same way on the iPad), it should answer your question.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,670 points)
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    May 13, 2013 12:19 PM (in response to Yianniscy)

    Well, the way that I read it, it does answer the question, the OP talks about this occurring in apps as well.



    "Is there a way to make the iphone open links in their appropriate app instead of in the web browser. It drives me INSANE! I click on a groupon link in my email and I am sent to safari where I get a pop up that says "download the groupon app."  Same thing happens for many apps I use everyday.  The Iphone isn't smart enough to open the links in the appropriate app?"


    The feature has to be built into the app itself. At least that is what I get out of it, if I read the entire discussion all the way through. But I could be misinterpreting what is being stated.


    Sorry, I do no social networking at all, so I can't speak about that. Actually, I do use LinkedIn in a very limited fashion and when I accept an invitation from my email, It does tell me to get the app, but I can close that window and then LinkedIn opens in Safari and I don't need the app.


    That probably doesn't answer your question, but I did want to give it a try.



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