Join Cris Ippolite for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding other iOS app URL schemes, part of Learning FileMaker Go.
So we've discussed how FileMaker has its own URL scheme which is really just a…series of instructions that's prefixed by FMP://.…Now that's only half of the equation to make FileMaker communicate with other apps.…What we need is to find out the same type of URL scheme but for apps that are not FileMaker.…And the good news is, almost all iOS apps do have their own URL scheme.…As you can see here in this Apple URL scheme reference document, it's kind of…subtle but if I send a URL or for example in FileMaker, if I create a script…that uses the Open URL Script step, and simply use the TEL: prefix, …it's going to actually pull up a telephone application and suggest to…the user that they dial that number.…
So in this case, the TEL: acts as its own URL scheme.…You'll also notice something simple if you want to send a text message.…You could do the same thing in FileMaker.…You could pull up a script step that's called open URL and put in SMS:…and then the contents of a phone number field and that will initiate the device to send a text message.…
- What is FileMaker Go?
- Opening files via the File Browser
- Working with records in FileMaker Go
- Exploring container fields
- Designing for FileMaker Go
- Understanding session management
- Communicating with other iOS apps