Opening Instagram/SoundCloud etc. Links With The App
Hi, new EVO 4G LTE user here. I like (love?) my E4GLTE, but it's really bothering me that links to popular services like Instagram, SoundCloud, YouTube, the Play Store, etc. do not open up with the app (when the relevant app installed). Instead, it sends me to the web app, and it's really annoying. For this and a couple of other reasons, I'm thinking about making the switch to the Samsung Galaxy S3. For those who have the SIII, can you open links with their respective apps, or are you routed to the web app?
- 06-24-2012, 03:42 PM #2
- 06-24-2012, 03:46 PM #3
- 06-24-2012, 06:59 PM #4
Re: Opening Instagram/SoundCloud etc. Links With The AppQuote:
Originally Posted by Jaggrey
Yea I've been noticing that since I got my EVO 4G LTE as well. Hopefully there's a setting or something we're missing.
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Go into settings, there is an "app association" option. I think you can tell the phone what to use to open things. I believe this may solve your issue?
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- 06-24-2012, 08:42 PM #6
- 06-24-2012, 10:55 PM #7
Re: Opening Instagram/SoundCloud etc. Links With The App
This is from the Apple lawsuit with HTC. They aren't allowed to link between apps from hyperlinks, and have added HTCLinkifyDispatch that keeps the normal ICS behavior at bay.
There are some build.prop edits that make links work like the GNex and SGS3. IIRC it took me one line change to make my now returned HOX work right. A root and build.prop editor and you're all set...
The worst was YouTube for me... Utterly annoying that Google can't link between ita own apps on its own OS because of a court ruling.
- 06-25-2012, 08:05 AM #8