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Tutorial: Launching 3rd Party iOS Apps

Last Updated: Dec 08, 2016 10:04AM EST

Launching Apps - iOS

You can launch other iOS applications. Please note that not all applications support this option and that once you exit the app you will need to manually return. Some examples of supported applications are Facebook, Twitter, Mail, Safari and Apple's Remote app.

  1. Open Builder.
  2. Open the More tab and expand Launch.
  3. Drag & Drop App.
  4. Drag & Drop image.
  5. Define App properties.
  6. Save & Sync.

Step One: Open Builder

Step One :: Image Title

Open Builder, select the page you would like to place the button to launch the app on, then click on More tab.


Step Two: Open the More Tab & Expand Launch

Step Two :: Image Title

From the list of items under More tab select and expand Launch item by click on the + sign to the left of the Launch.


Step Three: Drag & Drop App

Step Three :: Image Title

Drag and drop the item you would like to place into your GUI.  App allows you to launch another app from inside iRule and let you specify which app.  Mail and Browser will open up iOS mail and safari apps.  Mail Support will allow you to email iRule support directly from your device.


Step Four: Drag & Drop image

Step Four :: Image Title

Drag and drop an image you would like for the button that launches the app.


Step Five: Define App properties

Step Five :: Image Title

In the 'App' Properties pane you have ability to resize the object like any other button in iRule builder.  In the URL field is where you specify the special URL that launches the app.  For instance to launch Sonos Remote app you would use Sonos://

Google and developers' own websites are both good resources for info apps' special URLs. 


Step Six: Save & Sync

Save the changes in the Builder and Sync the application.

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