Launch other apps:
In this example, all other apps have been moved to a screens well to the right, keeping focus on MyTalk. To see other apps you must swipe right to left several times, but the only choice on the first several pages is MyTalk
Now in MyTalk you will see normal communication cells, plus a 'Call' cell with FaceTime image, and a 'Launch Apps' cell at the bottom right of the home page.
Select the 'Call' Page and note that you have a path (cell) for regular telephones and a cell for FaceTime. Remember that FaceTime can only be used with others who have a device with a facing camera.
In this example we will focus on the 'Launch Apps' cell. From the home page below select the Launch Apps cell to go to a new page.
Below is the Apps page, blank. We are in Edit mode and we have selected the top left cell. We will now choose 'Text and Other Properties'
Notice the 4th field from the top called 'App Link'. In that field you see instructions to tap the '>' arrow at the right to scroll through ideas for Apps to launch.
Slowly scroll through the selections to give you an idea of the apps that you can launch and the format. We have included 18 suggestions ranging from Music, FaceTime calls, texting, Google searches and much more. At the bottom of this tutorial we will show you how to find and launch almost any app.
Lets get started first by Adding text and an image
To the Music cell we will add an image, using the normal process: Edit / image / Web Image search / 'yellow ipod icon'
The cell is not yet ready to launch your Music.
Edit / Text and Other Properties / Using the Arrow in the App Link field scroll to (or enter) music://
Now select 'Done' at the top of the 'Text and Other Properties' dialogue box
It is time to Launch Music. Switch from Edit to view, then select your Music cell
You are now in your music player.
When Done with Music, select the Device Home button to return to page 1 of your Device menu screen with only MyTalk visible.
Select MyTalk and return to where you left off.
Imagine a page with your end-user's favorite apps.
To find the app that you want to link to, go to:
Search for your app. Select the '>' Play icon at far right.
Find 'Native application URL string example:'
Copy the text into the 'App link' box within the Edit Cell Properties dialogue box. Also include The name of the app in the Text field. You can also locate an image of the app if your end-user would find that helpful.
I cannot find my App at the 'handleopenurl.com' site, but I want to launch it from within MyTalk!
Contact your software provider. Ask them if they support openurl protocol. If not, please encourage them to do so. Refer them to
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