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Open Android App or App activity via URL formatted Shortcut

Paulo Nóbrega 2 years ago in Shortcut Tiles • updated by stkjode 4 days ago 147

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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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.

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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


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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+.

When following these instructions, and getting into "Select Items to Show," there are no apps to choose from.  It only has an option to "add URL."  If that's how I'm supposed to add an app, how do I find the app's url?  But if an app is already on the Fire tablet, why would it even have a url (versus an internal path)?

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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.

This works for me:

intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.ringapp/com.ring.launch.LaunchActivity;end

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

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

Does anyone know if there is an intent string to open the Foobar2000 Controller app?

Arlo opens if i use the below URL however everytime it prompts for username and password despite entering it previously and keeping the app running in the background.  Has anyone found a way around this? 


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

I'm new at this and got it setup where it works great but I'm having trouble setting up my acurite weather website. If I use the web page it gives me more imfo than using the app. If I put in myacurite.com  I use www.myacurite.com/#/dashboard and it goes right to my page which shows my all 7 of my sensors. I can ask alexa what my home weather is and it tells me all 7 rms. If I use the app it's not as extensive. Thank u 

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I'm struggling to find your question in your post.  Do you need help figuring something out?

Does anyone know how I can get items like Temp and Pressure from my Acurite page to display as an image.  The web display from myacurite.com comes from active code.

Took me awhile to figure out the pieces.  I had to ensure a few settings were proper in FullyKiosk as well as create the ActionTiles URL Shortcut tile using the intent.

So, now that I can open Spotify from an ActionTiles tile, how do i get back to the FullyKiosk Start page.  so far the only way i have seen is swipe right and click Goto Start URL.  I see there are 3 options for the Tile settings, but even selecting Open in Dialog within Panel I dont get a X to close, until I use the Android task switcher and go back to FullyKiosk

If you turn on Kiosk mode, then hitting the main home button will just take you back to your Fully Start Page.

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"Home button to resume Fully Start Page" doesn't work on FireOS, right, JB? ... Unfortunately?

The Fully developer is also constantly improving his App, so we can remain hopeful that a clever workaround might be discovered. Of course, we know that the bargain price of Fire tablets imposes some sacrifices.

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o shoot.  Yeah, I've always made a point of running stock Android tablets because of the Fire limitations. I haven't been tracking which limitations were still outstanding.

Thanks,

maybe i'll think twice about the Black Friday sale on Fire 8HD for the rest of my build out and look for vanilla android ones instead

Where is the "Home button to resume Fully Start Page" setting?

Web Browsing Settings / "Load Start URL on Home Button"

(Please explore all the Fully options. You might find other useful ones 😉). 

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I bought 2 hd8s for 99.00 on QVC on 6 interest payments there also on HSN same  then used fully kiosk and set actiontiles as home page and put the by my top and bottom front drs. So when I'm leaving or coming home I can set what I want. They have Show mode so I can tell alexa what to do. That's why I bought them instead of regular tablets

Stupid question here so bare with me as I'm a newbie.  I've configured my Fire tablet 8HD with action, dakboard, and Fully.  got every thing up.  I'm a bit confused as to where I place shortcuts to open up apps.  I thought I would do this on Actiontiles but that's not the case for all apps.  I'm trying have a tile to open up Ring, amazon music and spotify.  Where do I enter this string? intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.ringapp/com.ring.launch.LaunchActivity;end
and create a tile?
Start by creating a Shortcut definition object under My Shortcuts (left side navigation menu).

Then it will be available as a Shortcut Tile to add to any Panel.
I tried that.  I created a shortcut, placed this in the URL:intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=com.amazon.mp3/com.amazon.mp3.library.activity.LaunchActivity;end
But then Fully just opens a blank page on another tab.

Be sure that the Fully Settings option / Web Content Settings / "Open URL Schemes in Other Apps" is enabled.

If you are using FireOS, you may also need the special FireOS version of Fully. https://fully-kiosk.com

It's kind of a long process. You need to add the app to the smart launcher in fully, then click the edit pencil and it will show the full app shortcut. Once you have it copied turn off the smart launcher and enter in your shortcut in AT.

Please see the Pinned Post at the top of this Topic. https://actiontiles.userecho.com/agent/#comment-17037

I am attempting to create a tile for the amazon music application and am using the following link:  intent:#Intent;launchFlags=0x10000000;component=

Com.amazon.mp3;end which was given to me by going to the single app mode and taking that url, however when I click on the link nothing happens.  Do I need to add .launcheractivity or something near the end to actually launch?  Thanks!

I'm trying to launch my wink app, I got this URL from fully: com.quirky.android.wink.wink, and tried to use the Intent string as:

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

But that did not work.  not sure what the proper string would be.  Also not sure if I should be mentioning the Wink word :)

This has been a really helpful post and I've got most of the apps I need working from the instructions here. There is one more I'd really like to add but I've not been able to follow the steps on my Fire to find the URL. Its for the Swannview Link app. Could someone please either let me know the URL or tell me how I find it from the tablet? I can find the app settings as described but not the option for 'set as default'

this is excellent but how is everyone navigating back to the fully kiosk browser from Spotify for instance, I have inset all my tablets flush within the wall and have no access to either the hard button and hidden all the virtual home buttons etc...

If you swipe up from the bottom of the screen (can be difficult if no part of the bezel is exposed), then the Back, Home, and Running soft-buttons should appear.

Anyone have the string format for launching Spotify into a specific playlist?  The instructions here were perfect for getting Spotify working.  Thanks everyone!

Anyone have the string format for launching Wyze cam? The app dosent support "intent".