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Author Topic: Android shortcuts  (Read 893 times)

kalos

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Android shortcuts
« on: October 28, 2014, 04:52:06 PM »
Hello!

I want with a single click, to open Google maps and navigate from my location to a specific location

I want with a single click to open MobileVOIP app, wait to login and call a specific number

Are these possible?

Thanks!

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Re: Android shortcuts
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2014, 04:56:48 PM »
For the first one, yes.

There's a widget called "Directions" which you can just put on your "desktop" and it will have you configure it to set the destination and navigation type (car, public transportation, biking, or walking).

For the second one... Sounds like your MobileVOIP app would need a widget to support that. Or if it could hook into your device so that calls made were intercepted and the MobileVOIP app was made as the default app (I used GrooVeIP which did this). Then you could just use a Contact widget to call the contact and let the MobileVOIP app intercept/override it and go from there.


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Re: Android shortcuts
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2014, 04:59:16 PM »
An android app should specifically support that feature, so you should probably ask the vendor (or search the help/docs) if they support that. I'd expect the app to have a feature of 'Create start-screen shortcut' or something similar.

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Re: Android shortcuts
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2014, 05:05:34 PM »
For the first one, yes.

There's a widget called "Directions" which you can just put on your "desktop" and it will have you configure it to set the destination and navigation type (car, public transportation, biking, or walking).

For the second one... Sounds like your MobileVOIP app would need a widget to support that. Or if it could hook into your device so that calls made were intercepted and the MobileVOIP app was made as the default app (I used GrooVeIP which did this). Then you could just use a Contact widget to call the contact and let the MobileVOIP app intercept/override it and go from there.

Thanks!