Adding hyperlinks to a message with apps that we have developed

khosrowk

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We have used a open-source software to develop an event and conference app (both IOS and Android). We hired a developer who added internal message capability to the apps (we write a message and everyone who installed our apps can see our message in the message area of the apps). But when we add hyperlinks to the text within a message we sent to all (including http:// in front of www), the app users can't click on it. Someone suggested we should purchase what is called "short code" that costs $1000 a month to be able to do that!!! wow! Any alternative? any feedback or suggestions would be highly appreciated...
 
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ManiacJoe

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When a user clicks on the URL text, your app needs to:
- find the whole string
- recognize the string as a URL
- launch a web browser or otherwise display the presumably HTML content in a HTML-viewer window.

Does your current app have these abilities?
 

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And is the app displaying the link as a link, or as plain text? (When you say "message capability" that can mean SMS, it can mean plain text from the server to the app, it can mean email, if he added code to receive emails from the server, and an SMTP server to the server side of your system - it can mean anything. Some of these ways just don't do clickable links. If he didn't check the system out to make sure the links were clickable, either you didn't specify that part in the program spec (and you'd have to pay more money for more development) or he's not finished with his work yet.
 

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