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Author Topic: open IMDB Android app with search anyone?  (Read 557 times)

MilesAhead

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open IMDB Android app with search anyone?
« on: November 17, 2018, 12:08 PM »
Anyone know how to open the IMDB Android App and search in one shot?

What I am doing now is typing
IMDB some search string

into a browser.  But that is losing out on the Android App altogether.  There must be some trick to open Android Apps with an argument.

I guess I miss the Windows "open with" type of deal.  All my devices are Android and I have not figured out how to avoid running an app and waiting for it to open so I can type in whatever I want it to do.  The newest Android I have is 6.0 so nougat and newer tricks will not work for me.  One of my tablets has Android 5 so if it worked from Lollipop up that would be ideal.

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sorry bad english and Delphi are my hobby ;)
politeness is not one of my strengths in writing, just because it sounds rough doesn't mean that I mean it rough.

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Re: open IMDB Android app with search anyone?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2018, 04:31 PM »
Isn't there a way to get your web browser to launch IMDB.com links in the app?

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Re: open IMDB Android app with search anyone?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2018, 06:50 PM »
Protect the IMDb app from being optimised and just switch to it when you want to search?

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Re: open IMDB Android app with search anyone?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2018, 09:39 AM »
Thanks for the replies.  It seems to be a Google+ feature.  If I select text
and press the Cmd Key I get a Menu and one of the choices is IMDB. Clicking
that works as expected.   :Thmbsup:

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Re: open IMDB Android app with search anyone?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2018, 05:45 PM »
You know you've just made it more confusing, they're shutting Google+ down and the only mention I could find of a Cmd key in Android was a thread you started here asking what it was used for in reference to one particular device ;D

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Re: open IMDB Android app with search anyone?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2018, 10:08 AM »
You know you've just made it more confusing, they're shutting Google+ down and the only mention I could find of a Cmd key in Android was a thread you started here asking what it was used for in reference to one particular device ;D

I think it is a Mac thing. My RCA Viking has it on the keyboard but not my RCA Voyager.
The Voyager is stuck at Lollipop.  Walmart is still unloading them with Android 5.  I think
the online update was taken down years ago..

Also now in my notifications I have an option to go to Youtube, Facebook etc..  Where this
stuff is coming from I am not sure.  All my devices do pretty much what they want rather
than what I want anyway.  Sometimes it takes me 1/2 hour to update 2 apps.  Sheesh.


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Re: open IMDB Android app with search anyone?
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2018, 11:46 AM »
I found a little "Voice Search" App that is smoother than using the microphone icon.  I put a shortcut where I could access it from all screens:
It is a freebie by Prometheus Interactive.  For simple stuff like IMDB lookups voice works well.  Only thing is you need to wait for the
tone before speaking to get all of the string typed in.

I forgot I had it.   :D