[InAppBrowser Plugin] InAppBrowser Plugin - Can it open URL schemes ?

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Published on 2018-09-26 by OutSystems R&D
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Published on 2018-09-26 by OutSystems R&D

InAppBrowser Plugin - Can it open URL schemes ? 

Hi Kartick,

When opening URL schemes, you are opening the app related to the scheme. This app will not open inside the InAppBrowser area of your app, but you will be redirected to the other app on your phone. On iPhones you will see the link to go back to your OutSystems app on the top-left of your screen.

Hope this answers your question.

Kind regards,

Remco Dekkinga

In my testing, I am able to use InAppBrowser to launch Skype and have it place a call on Android phones, but only if Skype is not already running on the phone.  I haven't figured out yet how to have it work when Skype is already running on the phone.  Also, I haven't yet tested on iOS.

To get it to work, I wasn't able to use the Skype URL scheme directly.  I had to first convert the URL using is.gd (bitly and other URL shorteners wouldn't work for this).

I'm trying to figure out how to use InAppBrowser with other schemes.  If anyone has additional insights, that would be helpful!  Thanks!