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Open Android App or App activity via URL formatted Shortcut

Paulo Nóbrega 2 years ago in Shortcut Tiles • updated by Rob Cummings 4 weeks ago 120

hi there....

Is there a way to open android apps, ou executy an app activity?

I use chromecast audio for multiroom, i can't seem to find a way to open the Google Play Music within smartthings...
In my dashboard and just wanted at least to open the app, and then the music app can handle where to play the music...

Does anyone found any shortcut to open Play Music? I've tried as shortcut the app name, the activity to open app but nothing works... In the dashboard when i click that shortcut it takes me to configuration of the tiles. LOL

Does it make sense?

Android

Answers

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Answer

The latest Fully Kiosk Browser release has helped a bunch with opening Android apps from actiontiles. You can now select apps for the whitelist.  You can also figure out the app intent URL very easily, by turning on the new single app mode and selecting the app you want.  It will then load the intent URL which you can copy and paste it into a shortcut tile.  So far I have gotten it to work with Spotify and Hangouts.  Works like a charm.

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Right-on. Here is my list (broken into some relevant categories)...


HOME AUTOMATION RELATED APPS 


BloomSky
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.bloomsky.bloomsky/com.bloomsky.android.MainTabActivity_;end


HydraWise
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.hydrawise.android2_2/.MainActivity;end


IFTTT
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.ifttt.ifttt/.home.HomeActivity;end


LIFX
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.lifx.lifx/com.lifx.app.MainActivity;end


Nexia
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.schlagelink.android/com.nexia.ui.activities.MainActivity;end


Nest intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.nest.android/com.obsidian.v4.activity.LoginActivity;end


Ring
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.ringapp/.ui.activities.LoginActivity;end


SharpTools
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.boshdirect.stwidgets/.LauncherActivity;end


Stringify
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.stringify.stringify/md5f25af2d8718ffb629497347e75aa7c23.SplashActivity;end


Tasker
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=net.dinglisch.android.taskerm/.Tasker;end


WebCoRE
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=co.webcore.webcore/.Main;end


Wemo
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.belkin.wemoandroid/com.belkin.activity.MainActivity;end



DEFAULT BASIC APPS


Calendar (Google)
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.calendar/com.android.calendar.AllInOneActivity;end


Calendar (Samsung)
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.samsung.android.calendar/com.android.calendar.AllInOneActivity;end


Camera
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.sec.android.app.camera/.Camera;end


Contacts (Google)
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.contacts/com.android.contacts.activities.PeopleActivity;end


Contacts (Samsung)
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.samsung.android.contacts/com.android.contacts.activities.PeopleActivity;end



GOOGLE APPS


Google-Gmail
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.gm/.ConversationListActivityGmail;end

Google-Chrome-Remote-Desktop
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.chromeremotedesktop/org.chromium.chromoting.Chromoting;end


Google-Keep
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.keep/.activities.BrowseActivity;end


Google-Maps 
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.apps.maps/com.google.android.maps.MapsActivity;end


Google-Play 
 (I got this one the same way, but it's not working for me. 
  If you have a different one, please share it here or PM me.)

intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.android.vending/.AssetBrowserActivity;end


Google-Play-Movies-&-TV
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.videos/com.google.android.youtube.videos.EntryPoint;end


Google-Play-Music
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.music/com.android.music.activitymanagement.TopLevelActivity;end


Google-Play-News-&-Weather
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.apps.genie.geniewidget/.activities.NewsActivity;end


Google-Sky-Map
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.stardroid/.activities.SplashScreenActivity;end


Google-YouTube
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.youtube/.app.honeycomb.Shell%24HomeActivity;end



OTHER APPS


Amazon-Prime-Video
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.amazon.avod.thirdpartyclient/.LauncherActivity;end


CNN
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.cnn.mobile.android.phone/.features.splash.SplashActivity;end


DirecTV
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.directv.dvrscheduler/.activity.core.Setup;end


ES-File-Explorer
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.estrongs.android.pop/.app.openscreenad.NewSplashActivity;end


Fing
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.overlook.android.fing/.MainActivity;end


FlightAware
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.flightaware.android.liveFlightTracker/.activities.MainActivity;end


IMDB
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.imdb.mobile/.HomeActivity;end


K-9_Mail
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.fsck.k9/.activity.Accounts;end


Lyft
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=me.lyft.android/.ui.MainActivity;end


MS-Remote-Desktop-Client
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.microsoft.rdc.android/com.microsoft.rdc.ui.activities.HomeActivity;end


MS-Skype
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.skype.raider/.Main;end


Nextdoor

intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.nextdoor/.nux.LoadAppConfigurationActivity;end


NPR-News
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=org.npr.android.news/.NewsListActivity;end


NPR-One
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=org.npr.one/.StartActivity;end


Pandora
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.pandora.android/.Main;end


Plex
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.plexapp.android/com.plexapp.plex.activities.SplashActivity;end


Pushbullet
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.pushbullet.android/.ui.LaunchActivity;end


RealVNC
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.realvnc.viewer.android/.app.ConnectionChooserActivity;end


Scanner-Radio
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.scannerradio/.SplashActivity;end


SkEye
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.lavadip.skeye/.SkEye;end


SoundHound
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.melodis.midomiMusicIdentifier.freemium/com.soundhound.android.appcommon.activity.SplashScreenActivity;end


SpeedTest
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=org.zwanoo.android.speedtest/com.ookla.mobile4.screens.main.MainActivity;end


TeamViewer
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.teamviewer.teamviewer.market.mobile/com.teamviewer.remotecontrollib.activity.MainActivity;end


TV-Listings
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=usa.jersey.tvlistings/com.tv24group.android.ui.LaunchActivity;end


Tivo
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.tivophone.android/com.tivo.android.screens.setup.SplashActivity_;end


Uber
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.ubercab/.presidio.app.core.root.RootActivity;end


Ubiquiti-UniFi
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.ubnt.easyunifi/com.ubnt.common.activity.MainActivity;end


Ubiquiti-UniFi-Video
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.ubnt.unifivideo/.activity.WelcomeActivity;end


Weather-Underground
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.wunderground.android.weather/.ui.launcher.WeatherHomeActivity;end


WeatherBug
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.aws.android/.app.ui.HomeActivity;end


Zoom
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=us.zoom.videomeetings/com.zipow.videobox.LauncherActivity;end


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here are the URLs that I've come up with so far.  I'm yet to find an app that doesn't work, if you follow the process I described above.


Spotify - intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.spotify.music/.MainActivity;end

SmartThings - intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.smartthings.android/.main.MainActivity;end

Hangouts - intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.talk/.SigningInActivity;end

Calendar - intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.calendar/com.android.calendar.AllInOneActivity;end

Google Home - intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.apps.chromecast.app/.DiscoveryActivity;end

Skype - intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.skype.raider/.Main;end

Harmony - intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.logitech.harmonyhub/.ui.SplashActivity;end


http://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=AwrSbnG_peJYRZMALXFx.9w4;_ylu=X3oDMTE0MGIxMGUyBGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDVUkyRkJUM18xBHNlYwNzcg--/RV=2/RE=1491277376/RO=10/RU=https%3a%2f%2fplay.google.com%2fmusic%2flisten%3fauthuser/RK=0/RS=HAYHxSeZ0S2sWslipn8TgYgAzT4-

well, sometimes we just complicate things..


That simple https://play.google.com/store/music redirects me to the music app in my phone, which is good. It takes me to the store. Then I have to go to my music, where it really opens the Google play music..still, it's a start.

It works on the phone, but on my tablet it doesn't. It just opens Google Play music store in the browser. Initially I thought it could be because I'm using fully kiosk browser, but had no luck with chrome to...


Until we find some urls that actually work on android it could work, but it's a shame we can't just open a simple app link

The ability to "open a simple app link" may be possible in the future. Just consider it a feature request; but I'd like to focus on what is possible "now" and isolate other options later.


Thank-you.

lol. That's correct. It's easy to confirm that no special links open in Android as apparently they do in iOS.


But link I mentioned in my other post, got it working how I wanted by using


https://play.google.com/music?authuser=0.


Thanks for the help

Ok.


This link opens directly my music... Not the store...


https://play.google.com/music?authuser=0


Works great on the phone, still opens in browser on the tablet... Still, awesome stuff now :)

What's different about the phone and tablet environment?

  • OS, OS version, Browser, Browser version, Music App version?

This works in a URL Shortcut Action Tile as well:


https://play.google.com/music?u=0#


If you have your Google Play Music already opened, the Action Tile will redirect you back to your App where you currently were when you physically opened the app, whether I was in Music Library, New Releases, etc. Well that's how it behaved for me. Looks good.

I believe it's the browser... Not recognizing user agent as mobile so it opens in browser.

Already contacted developer for some info.

It works using chrome

Update...

In android opening apps through the browser is done using intents...


To open Google play music app it's used:


intent:#Intent;component=com.google.android.music/.ui.HomeActivity;end


Using this url in my browser, except chrome (I think it changed the way it handles intents) it opens the mobile app.


If I use it in action tiles it's not working and failing to open any app. Maybe action tiles sends any other argument with the url?

Waiting for Customer
Using this url in my browser, except chrome...

What browser are you testing with "except chrome"??

Sorry...English not being my native language makes write things incomplete fearing that I can't explain correctly but I guess it's the other way around..


For my dashboards I use fully kiosk browser. That's where tried. After my search I discovered those "intent things" and since it was not working i asked for the developer help.

How could I open apps through the url. After several tries using that syntaxe it opens any android / app activity through the browser.


I've tried in Chrome but chrome just searches for that string. A few minutes ago I installed other browsers. Some behave like chrome, search the string in Google, some open the "open with"' window dialog...


So... In fully kiosk browser if I use this


intent:#Intent;component=com.google.android.music/.ui.HomeActivity;end


In url it opens. If I use it through action tiles I says it can't open that app.


In other browsers I had no success...


Well, I'm trying... Intents also allow arguments, meaning I can use a intent to open a playlist directly in Google music app...

Answered: Discussion Open

Maybe action tiles sends any other argument with the url?


If you hover over link the Shortcut Tile; you'll see Chrome tacks "unsafe:" in front of the URL. I don't think we do anything like that. We do add: target="_blank";


I've came across those questions at stackoverflow. It's a really confuse question / issue. Even more for non coders like me. Lol


Still, the developer from fully kiosk said that his browser fully supports intent scheme. I'm insisting on this because intents where the only way I found in android to lauch an app.


Using a regular browser I can't prevent any user to leave the dashboard/close it/mess around. A browser like fully kiosk allows full control of the tablet / dashboard.


Gonna see if he can help more... I have no idea if the argument target= blank could be the issue. But if I use the intent directly at the nav bar it works and it opens what I want

Thanks for your effort, Paulo!


At this time, we just don't have the resources to do debugging of various mobile browsers.

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So far I've gotten the URL shortcuts to open up Android apps for 5 useful apps from ActionTiles.  They are:

Shopping List (Google Assistant Shopping list)

To Do list - managed in Keep

Calendar - 

Skype

Spotify


The secret so far has been to go into the application info screen in settings (where is gives you the options to uninstall or "Force Stop" at the top), and scroll to the bottom.  Go into "Set as Default", and then "Supported Web Addresses".  Once you know what the associated web addresses are for the apps you want to open, you can further refine it for things like specific playlists in Spotify or specific to-do lists.


One thing that frustrates me though, is that I can't change the icon on the tile.  Is that feature in the road-map anytime soon?  Maybe even using custom/imported icons?

Interestingly enough, I tried to create a shortcut tile for SmartThings, to open up the real app if need be, but none of the supported web addresses that were listed would work.  I suspect there is some sort of conflict with ActionTiles itself.

Great tips and detail, JB! 


  1. Yes... We will be offering more icon customization options. Not exactly sure how broad yet.
  2. There is no possibility at all (none!) that ActionTiles "conflicts" with the SmartThings App. Our front-end uses absolutely no SmartThings resources or connections.
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Thanks.  I'll keep fiddling with it and see if I can fix it.  I'm trying to get to a point where Actiontiles is actually the launcher on my wall mounted tablet, so if you hit the home button it just takes you back to your main panel, and then you can navigate wherever you want from there, whether it's apps or smart devices.

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If you are using Fully you can use the JavaScript integration method, its the only way I have found to reliable open applications, there is some code here: https://github.com/ocdc/FullyLauncher which should help.


The above won't work for web or android however. It could be fairly easily added to handle both I just haven't had the time.

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and...after all that, I decided to use Fully as my browser and the links no longer work. Back to the drawing board.


Current solution is to use "Smart Task Launcher" which creates a hot spot on the side of the screen to pull out a configurable app tray.  Not as intuitive to the casual user, but able to support more apps.



Anymore info in relation to this possible issue ? Fully kiosk seems to be the "go to" option because of full screen. It stays that it supports intents within the specs for fully kiosk lockdown.  Essentially. I can't get any to work at all with any browser. 

I can't get any apps to open from a tile on my tablet from a shortcut tile.  Can someone post an example URL for that?  I don't understand what it is supposed to look like, and didn't see that in any of the posts in this thread.


I would like to start Rain Alarm, but can't get that to work.  Even using the website URL, it redirects to the Play Store, not the app on my tablet.  And it is kind of slow anyway, first opening the browser.

I kind of figured it out.  I installed Tasker URL Launcher app, then set up a Task in Tasker called RainAlarmStart. Then I use the url tasker://RainAlarmStart to start Rain Alarm.


But...  it doesn't work from ActionTiles shortcut I created to run it without the tabs and URL bar.  Not sure why since it works from both Chrome and Chrome Beta browsers.  I guess it uses some sort of built in browser and this is an old tablet, so the built in browser is probably out of date.

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Answer

The latest Fully Kiosk Browser release has helped a bunch with opening Android apps from actiontiles. You can now select apps for the whitelist.  You can also figure out the app intent URL very easily, by turning on the new single app mode and selecting the app you want.  It will then load the intent URL which you can copy and paste it into a shortcut tile.  So far I have gotten it to work with Spotify and Hangouts.  Works like a charm.

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here are the URLs that I've come up with so far.  I'm yet to find an app that doesn't work, if you follow the process I described above.


Spotify - intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.spotify.music/.MainActivity;end

SmartThings - intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.smartthings.android/.main.MainActivity;end

Hangouts - intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.talk/.SigningInActivity;end

Calendar - intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.calendar/com.android.calendar.AllInOneActivity;end

Google Home - intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.apps.chromecast.app/.DiscoveryActivity;end

Skype - intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.skype.raider/.Main;end

Harmony - intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.logitech.harmonyhub/.ui.SplashActivity;end


At this point, this is working so well, I would consider the problem solved.  The only problem that remains, is that I'm going to need a lot of new icons :)

Can you tell me the step by step process for finding the intent urls for my apps. Im looking for the ones for ADT Pulse, Tinycam, and Sonos. Thanks

Hi JB, do you know the intent for Arlo?


I got it:

Arlo: intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.netgear.android/.main.MainActivity;end


Thanks!

Jorge

the only issue I have is this intent forces me to log into Arlo every time, have you experienced this or does it bring you directly to your cameras?

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@JB Bentz

Thanks a lot for your help here with the intents, etc.
I saw this a while back, but finally got around to checking out how it works tonight. 


Very cool! I have already used some of the ones you listed, and have even started the process of trying to come up with others. For the first couple, I just did some Google Foo, but then I decided to try the 'Single App Mode' in Fully as you suggested...


OMG! it takes Soooooo looooong for it to come up with the list of apps. I suppose that's what I get for having too many apps on my phone  lol 


So far, I've confirmed over 50 app intent URLs (I'd post em if anyone thinks it would be worth it, but I didn't want to just junk up the thread), but the one that isn't working is Google Play. When I click the tile for that one, the screen flashes, and it says, "Google Play has stopped". 

Has anyone had any more success with that one yet? 

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It would probably be handy for lots of folks if you posted your list.  I know people come in here asking for URLs of random apps all the time.


I haven't personally tried to add Google play to AT yet.  My use case is that I want the dashboard to only access "smart home" apps, and lock people out of doing any of the standard tablet stuff. 

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Right-on. Here is my list (broken into some relevant categories)...


HOME AUTOMATION RELATED APPS 


BloomSky
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.bloomsky.bloomsky/com.bloomsky.android.MainTabActivity_;end


HydraWise
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.hydrawise.android2_2/.MainActivity;end


IFTTT
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.ifttt.ifttt/.home.HomeActivity;end


LIFX
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.lifx.lifx/com.lifx.app.MainActivity;end


Nexia
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.schlagelink.android/com.nexia.ui.activities.MainActivity;end


Nest intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.nest.android/com.obsidian.v4.activity.LoginActivity;end


Ring
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.ringapp/.ui.activities.LoginActivity;end


SharpTools
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.boshdirect.stwidgets/.LauncherActivity;end


Stringify
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.stringify.stringify/md5f25af2d8718ffb629497347e75aa7c23.SplashActivity;end


Tasker
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=net.dinglisch.android.taskerm/.Tasker;end


WebCoRE
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=co.webcore.webcore/.Main;end


Wemo
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.belkin.wemoandroid/com.belkin.activity.MainActivity;end



DEFAULT BASIC APPS


Calendar (Google)
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.calendar/com.android.calendar.AllInOneActivity;end


Calendar (Samsung)
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.samsung.android.calendar/com.android.calendar.AllInOneActivity;end


Camera
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.sec.android.app.camera/.Camera;end


Contacts (Google)
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.contacts/com.android.contacts.activities.PeopleActivity;end


Contacts (Samsung)
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.samsung.android.contacts/com.android.contacts.activities.PeopleActivity;end



GOOGLE APPS


Google-Gmail
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.gm/.ConversationListActivityGmail;end

Google-Chrome-Remote-Desktop
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.chromeremotedesktop/org.chromium.chromoting.Chromoting;end


Google-Keep
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.keep/.activities.BrowseActivity;end


Google-Maps 
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.apps.maps/com.google.android.maps.MapsActivity;end


Google-Play 
 (I got this one the same way, but it's not working for me. 
  If you have a different one, please share it here or PM me.)

intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.android.vending/.AssetBrowserActivity;end


Google-Play-Movies-&-TV
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.videos/com.google.android.youtube.videos.EntryPoint;end


Google-Play-Music
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.music/com.android.music.activitymanagement.TopLevelActivity;end


Google-Play-News-&-Weather
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.apps.genie.geniewidget/.activities.NewsActivity;end


Google-Sky-Map
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.stardroid/.activities.SplashScreenActivity;end


Google-YouTube
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.youtube/.app.honeycomb.Shell%24HomeActivity;end



OTHER APPS


Amazon-Prime-Video
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.amazon.avod.thirdpartyclient/.LauncherActivity;end


CNN
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.cnn.mobile.android.phone/.features.splash.SplashActivity;end


DirecTV
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.directv.dvrscheduler/.activity.core.Setup;end


ES-File-Explorer
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.estrongs.android.pop/.app.openscreenad.NewSplashActivity;end


Fing
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.overlook.android.fing/.MainActivity;end


FlightAware
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.flightaware.android.liveFlightTracker/.activities.MainActivity;end


IMDB
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.imdb.mobile/.HomeActivity;end


K-9_Mail
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.fsck.k9/.activity.Accounts;end


Lyft
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=me.lyft.android/.ui.MainActivity;end


MS-Remote-Desktop-Client
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.microsoft.rdc.android/com.microsoft.rdc.ui.activities.HomeActivity;end


MS-Skype
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.skype.raider/.Main;end


Nextdoor

intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.nextdoor/.nux.LoadAppConfigurationActivity;end


NPR-News
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=org.npr.android.news/.NewsListActivity;end


NPR-One
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=org.npr.one/.StartActivity;end


Pandora
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.pandora.android/.Main;end


Plex
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.plexapp.android/com.plexapp.plex.activities.SplashActivity;end


Pushbullet
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.pushbullet.android/.ui.LaunchActivity;end


RealVNC
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.realvnc.viewer.android/.app.ConnectionChooserActivity;end


Scanner-Radio
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.scannerradio/.SplashActivity;end


SkEye
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.lavadip.skeye/.SkEye;end


SoundHound
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.melodis.midomiMusicIdentifier.freemium/com.soundhound.android.appcommon.activity.SplashScreenActivity;end


SpeedTest
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=org.zwanoo.android.speedtest/com.ookla.mobile4.screens.main.MainActivity;end


TeamViewer
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.teamviewer.teamviewer.market.mobile/com.teamviewer.remotecontrollib.activity.MainActivity;end


TV-Listings
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=usa.jersey.tvlistings/com.tv24group.android.ui.LaunchActivity;end


Tivo
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.tivophone.android/com.tivo.android.screens.setup.SplashActivity_;end


Uber
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.ubercab/.presidio.app.core.root.RootActivity;end


Ubiquiti-UniFi
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.ubnt.easyunifi/com.ubnt.common.activity.MainActivity;end


Ubiquiti-UniFi-Video
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.ubnt.unifivideo/.activity.WelcomeActivity;end


Weather-Underground
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.wunderground.android.weather/.ui.launcher.WeatherHomeActivity;end


WeatherBug
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.aws.android/.app.ui.HomeActivity;end


Zoom
intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=us.zoom.videomeetings/com.zipow.videobox.LauncherActivity;end


I am desperately looking for an intent string to support opening Denon Heos app on android for fire hd tablet.  Any help is greatly appreciated

Unfortunately single app mode has been disabled for Android 8.0+. I just tried this solution and found it to be greyed out with that message.  Perhaps I can find an older android device to work with.    

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Another slight usability tip for opening apps from Fully.  Be sure to set any App shortcut tiles to "open shortcut in the same window".  


I know this sounds counter-intuitive, but if you tell it to "open in a new window", Fully loads a new Frame, and when you hit back to return AT, it will make it appear to be frozen.  You would then have to press back again to get past this "frame" so that AT actually responds.  

What section is the under in the settings of Fully?

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This is under the individual tile settings in actiontiles.  It's actually a new feature that they just added, but very timely.

If you have a Fire Tablet running the FireOS you can't select Enable Single App Mode. Its disabled by Fully. What you can to do get the intents is go to Settings, Application Launcher, Select Items to Show. Add all of the apps that you want to launch from a shortcut. Then click on the pencil icon on the right. This shows you the intent you need. Plug that in along with J.b. Bentz code that is posted above. I have done this with 4 apps and it has worked each time.  Make sure you do it from the tablet and not another device.  The app could be different because the Fire Tablet is running on Android 5+.

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To add to what kurt said because this took me a bit to figure out. What shows up with that method for me is this: "com.smartthings.android/com.smartthings.android.main.MainActivity" and I had to remove what was duplicated after the / but keep the / and . so what I end up using is this: "com.smartthings.android/.main.MainActivity"

I followed your instructions cause I was having an issue as well. I wanted to open my Yamaha app. However, it didn’t work. So I uploaded SmartThings on my fire tablet, logged in and tried it with your link and it still says “failed to start another app”. Am I missing a step?

Did you copy the intent code from the tablet you are trying to access the the app from?  Here is what I use for the Yamaha AV Controller app and Smartthings.


intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.yamaha.av.avcontroller/com.yamaha.av.avcontroller.phone.activity.DeviceSelectParent;end


intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.smartthings.android/.main.MainActivity;end


Does this match what you have?

yes. And it still says “failed to start another app”

What version is the OS on your tablet?  Is the app installed on your tablet?  What is the exact name of the Yamaha app?  Have you tried anything JB Bentz lists below?

Ok guys - struggling to get this to work.  I have a fire tablet,  with fully kiosk,  not in kiosk mode ... been trying everything to get sonos going with help from Rob Konzelman above ... no go.  I just tried the spotify app using the EXACT code cut and past from JB WENTZ above... nothing.  Note I DID going into settings, application launcher, and selected the apps I wanted to show.  AND am launching shortcut from AT in same window.  It just gives a flash when I press the button but does nothing - tried it for sonos,  amazon alexa,  and now spotify - same results. 

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2 things to try:


Check to see if pop-ups are enabled in Fully

Or

Change the tile settings in AT to "open in same window"

Yup - already did that - pop-ups enabled,  and tile settings in AT set to open in same window.

Sorry.  I don't have a fire using AT/Fully, to validate. I only you said kiosk mode wasn't on, but did you add the apps to the whitelist?

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also... Do you have "open URL schemes in other apps" turned on?

JB - many thanks - that was it!!! Sonos app opens just fine !  Thanks all for the help ... now I want to try some other apps.

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Could you share the URL for Sonos? Got Smartthings working but not Sonos. Thanks

UPDATE: Figured it out by editing the URL provided in Fully. For anyone else interested in triggering the Sonos app - intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.sonos.acr/.SonosLaunchActivity;end

Hi,


Wondering if you can help. I also have a fire tablet running Fully Kiosk.


The following settings in Fully Kiosk are on:

  • Allow pop ups
  • Open URL schemes in other apps


The settings in Action Tiles:

  • Created a URL shortcut
  • Got the intent from Fully Kiosk
  • intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.spotify.music/com.spotify.music.MainActivity;end
  • Added this as the link
  • Set to open in same window


I have the same issue that you were receiving before where I click the tile, it flashes but nothing happens.


has anyone had tried opening the Alexa app using a browser? I would love to have access to my music queue.

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You should be able to open the Alexa app just fine.  Or even Amazon music if that's your thing.  Just follow the steps to get the intent URL.

Amazon Music 

intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.amazon.mp3/com.amazon.mp3.library.activity.LaunchActivity;end

I cannot get the Alexa app to work like the others. Anyone else have issues? So far I had no problems with Spotify, HEOS, Canary, and ST.

Post it.  I havent tried to create a shortcut for the Alexa app just Amazon Music.  I have the app on my phone, Echo Dot in the kitchen and Fire 7 with Alexa. 

I can not at this point get the Alexa app to open. I found what i believe to be proper intents and address, but i will not open. 

Post it.  I havent tried to create a shortcut for the Alexa app just Amazon Music.  I have the app on my phone, Echo Dot in the kitchen and Fire 7 with Alexa. 

When I click the Alexa app shortcut, the screen says new frame and then failed to load another app. intent:#intent;launchflags=0x10000000;component=com.amazon.dee.app/.launcher;end

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I don't use Alexa, but I downloaded the app to test it and it worked for me.  Did you add the app to the white-list?

The URL I was given by Fully was "intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.amazon.dee.app/.Launcher;end"     (which is nearly identical to yours, except for 3 capital letters)


I'm also not on a Fire tablet.  Maybe there would be a different behavior if you could get the Alexa app from the google play store, and use that one instead.

OMG. I can't believe I did that. I've been racking my brain for two weeks. Apparently I didn't copy the capital letters down correctly in the url. Work perfectly. Thanks

I can't believe that made a difference... But you're welcome.

Interesting, when I copied yours it didnt work for me on my Fire 8.  When I looked in the Fully Launcher it gave me a different intent but it didnt work either.  Your intent prompts the Amazon Photo to launch.  


Its no big deal for me as I dont use the Alexa App on my Fire.  I was just trying to help out.  Glad he has it working now.  

I bought two new tablets 8" amazon fires just like my older one.  When I went into the application launcher- select items to show -it only lets me put a URL in there ... it won't let me pick the apps so I can configure intents etc ... my other tablet works fine with this setting what gives?

I am using a Galaxy 10.1 not a Fire tablet. There seems to be a difference in the intents in the two operating systems. I now have several app that I can launch. They all have the same intents "intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=" and from there I use Fully to find the rest. 

intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=  so I have this intent and am wondering how or where I use this to open up the sonos app. do i type sonos in front of the intent? trying to make a shortcut tile to the sonos app for music selection. 

I've used this intent for Sonos: intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.sonos.acr/.SonosLaunchActivity;end

If you're asking where it goes, you put it in the URL field when you create a new shortcut tile in AT.

Has anyone been able to get the Google Play Music app to launch? I have gotten other apps to work but Play Music wants to open with Google Assistant, Call settings, or Network Settings for some reason.


The URL I got from Fully is - com.google.android.music/com.android.music.activitymanagement.TopLevelActivity

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It worked for me.  My link was:


intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.google.android.music/com.android.music.activitymanagement.TopLevelActivity;end


Mind the Caps...

Not sure what I missed but your link worked for me. Thanks!

Can you explain how/where to find the intent URL in Fully for launching an app?


Thanks!

Maybe I'm dense but I tried following the instructions for obtaining the link on a Fire Tablet but for the life of me I can't find where in the application settings it shows the launcher.  Has anyone found the link for the Amcrest View application?  I've got Spotify and Google working like a charm thanks to this group!

I have recently switched from a single Samsung tablet to multiple Fire 10 tablets. All of my app shortcuts work but Amazon music. I'm assuming this is because the url is different on an Amazon tablet. Does anyone have a working url for Amazon music on a Fire tablet?

you'd have to run through the same process of identifying the URL on your fire tablet.  I don't have one handy to do it for you...but it should be just as easy as it was on the Samsung tablet.

Can someone give-me the step by step inside the kiosk browser and the actiontiles to make it work? I tried to open spotify with the shortcut tile and I am failing miserably... I am only getting white screen every time. The only thing that worked for me is a real spotify URL but it opens the website and not the app itself


With this: intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.spotify.music/.MainActivity;end only white screen


Do I need to pay the plus version of kiosk browser to make it work? Thanks

@Vinicius Watson


I just tried that URL for Spotify, and it worked. 

Did you try it from within Fully, or some other browser? 
The reason I ask is that, when I try from Chrome, I also get the white page.  

yeah I tried with fully, I am wondering If I need to change any configuration inside fully... I see that there is a LOT of settings there

Do any of the app intent urls work for you?
I posted about 50 or so up above a ways....try some and let us know.

I've been trying to figure out the syntax for an intent to open Tinycam Pro.   Can you give some advice on how/where to find that?


Thanks!

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Tinycam Pro


intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.alexvas.dvr.pro/com.alexvas.dvr.MainActivity;end


Hm, when I add that to my panel and change the shortcut to open in the same window, my phone is asking me whether to open in Google Pay or Samsung Pay. So strange. I definitely have TinyCam Pro installed.

Trying to link the shark ion robot app to open from actiontile shortcut. Any help is appreciated

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intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.sharkninja.shark/.onboarding.SplashActivity;end

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thanks for your help. Worked perfect

Does anyone here know if this can be done for 'Apps' (and/or Applications) in Windows 10?

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The thing with Windows and such, is you can get plug-ins for the browser, so I'm betting there's one for Edge ... or maybe even Chrome / Firefox.


I did a very quick Google and found these articles, but I don't think it is a complete solution:

Arlo: intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.netgear.android/.main.MainActivity;end


The above intent opens the app but forces me to log in every time. Any tips on modifying to open the app bypassing the login? When I click open app from the play store it doesn’t ask me to log in.

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anybody have a shortcut URL for the Blink cameras?

intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.immediasemi.android.blink/com.immediasemi.blink.activities.MainActivity;end

Does anyone know if this will work while in Kiosk mode on a Fire HD tablet? I believe this is what is happening to me. I have gotten the intents to work with AT and by having Popops allowed, intents allowed, and added the URL to the whitelist in app launcher (not the URL launcher in the Web Content Settings) but it only seems to work by opening apps when it is not in kiosk mode. If its in Kiosk mode it opens the app but a second then it goes back to the AT site in FK. I also tried to disable Kiosk mode and removed the intent from the app launcher settings and in AT side in FK it openes up the app automatically. So i don't know what the Kiosk mode is doing that is causing it not to open. Also i have set Open shortcut in the same window in AT.


Any help?

Same issue.  It doesn't work in Kiosk mode with Fire HD.

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It actually works perfect on Fires:

Step 1: In Kiosk swipe right-> Settings-> Web Content-> "Open URL Schemes in other apps" Switch on

Step 2: Universal Launcher-> Select Items to Show -> Select the apps you want to run

Step 3: Write down all the links by clicking on the pen. They will look something like: com.spotify.music/com.spotify.music.MainActivity

Step 4: IN AT create the shortcut by adding intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=<-Enter step 3 here->;end

Step 5: Add the shortcut to your panel

Step 6: Go into the properties of the shortcut and select "Open in same window"


Step 6 must be used if you are not a plus sub for Fully

You should be good to go


Currently running spotify, my denon amp app and fire tv app like this.

adding apps to the launcher is disabled for fully on fire os. So I can’t select apps I have to enter the url. 

@Gilbert For step 2, you said "Universal Launcher", did you mean "Application Launcher" in the Fully settings or something else? Because in Application Launcher, as some others have pointed out, you can't select Apps on the Fire, at least I can't on mine and it looks like others have the same issue.

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Really not sure what you guys are talking about... I have 6 fires (7 and 10) and the above is EXACTLY right.

Make sure you have the right version installed, the fireOS version not the android one, and make sure you are on the latest version

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OK, so figured it out, thanks for getting me on the right track. I found out the Fully apk on the site and side loaded it on my tablet. From there I was able to see the Universal Launcher in Settings that you mentioned and add the Ring app there. Turns out the intent URL is not the same as the one provided above, here's what got things working for me in case it can help somebody else: intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.ringapp/com.ring.launch.LaunchActivity;end . Bear in mind this will just launch the Ring app, sadly I haven't found a way to launch in LiveView for my doorbell, which would be my preference but I think I'll have to settle for trying to auto launch it via Tasker and AutoNotifications simulating a click on the notification when there's an event.

When I click on Nest it opens a tab but it opens an older Google Play store instead of the app or website. Any hints? I used the URL from a post way above that seems to me to direct to the Play Store anyway.

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The link that you used might be for an older version... look at my steps in the post above

Stuck in Fully Kiosk Single App mode - 


Well... managed to set up Fully Kiosk and all was good until I attempted to add a tile to open Honeywell Evohome.

I whitelisted the app, obtained the 'intent' link and have turned on 'single app mode'.


I have selected Honeywell Evohome as the single app and unfortunately I cannot exit this app now.

Even a reboot returns back to it. 


My tablet is quite old - a galaxy tab 2 I think - it has no hardware home button and the on screen ones are obviously disabled.


Please can anyone help.. I'm proper stuck


Is it possible to launch a specific radio station, sonos favorite, sonos playlist, or even a spotify favorite in Sonos by simply pressing a button in AT?  I have a button in AT that launches Sonos (intent), but I want to press a button that opens Sonos and plays one of my favorites.  Thanks. 

I suggest checking / posting on the SONOS Community Forum.


The question was asked at least once, but not answered:  https://en.community.sonos.com/advanced-setups-229000/launch-sonos-app-from-3rd-party-app-via-url-6797542

Yeah, I had found that thread, and many others.  I saw that it has been discussed, but no answer.  Took a shot in the dark since this thread has more recent traffic.  There is also this related thread on this forum: https://support.actiontiles.com/knowledge-bases/8/articles/911-can-a-shortcut-tile-open-an-app, whci ironically pointed me to this spot. 

Anybody having any issue launching the Ring app from a Fire tablet? I thought the intents weren't working for me because all I care about is Ring right now, but I tested with Tasker and realized that launches fine, so seems my issue is specific to Ring. I tried the URLs specified above along with a few others I found, no luck, nothing works, I keep getting the "Failed to start another app" error.

I can't get Ring to work on Fully on Fire Tablet 7 either. Any ideas?

Not sure if you followed the whole thread, did you install the Fully app made for Fire OS? If not, that would be the first thing to try, you can download and install from the Fully web site.

Has anyone achived to get the Google Assistant intent in URL format?

I want the intent which let's me speak with Google Assistant.