Find apps for your Launcher and apps you can use to add extra functionality to your own apps or webapps.
The iPhone SDK allows you to bind your application to a custom url scheme. This allows others to trigger the opening of your app and opens the ability to pass data between apps.
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to update your Info.plist to register your own url.
Stackoverflow is a great resource for your [url-scheme] questions.
Built-in iOS apps and how to access them:
- ftp:// e.g. ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/
SMS / Text Message
- sms:123456789 – There is no
//in the SMS scheme.
Send an Email
Like YouTube and Google Maps, certain http urls get hijacked by the build in Apple apps. This will open the Appstore app.
- Launch the mapping app – maps://
- See this document from Apple on linking to specific locations