Frequently Asked Question

Custom URL Schemes

In order to give AppsVolcano users even more tools to design feature-rich interactive applications, we have created a custom set of URL schemes. Some of them are platform specific, others will run equally well on both iOS and Android. Please, look through the list bellow and see how you can enrich your apps.

URL SchemeDescriptionPlatform Support
addtocart:// Adds an item to the user's shopping cart. The scheme has four parameters: item name, item price, URL of item info and URL of an image. All parameters are separated with an ampersand (&).
  Example:
<a href="addtocart://id?itemname=name&itemprice=price&urlimg=imag e.png&urlinfo=info">Add item to your shopping cart</a>

 
bgplayer-play:// Playbacks an audio file in the background.
  Example:
<a href="/bgplayer-play://track-1.mp3">Track #1</a>

 
bgplayer-stop:// Stops background playback.
  Example:
<a href="/bgplayer-stop://">Stop background player</a>

 
bookmark:// Bookmarks book pages in our BookStore template.
  Example:
<a href="bookmark://book=book_name.html&page=page_number">Go to bookmark</a>

 
buy:// Links a user to selling an item by its ID on a web page.
  Example:
<a href="buy://com.product.id:purchase_page.html">Buy product </a>

**NOTE: You can find your Non-Consumable Product ID in In-App Purchase Summary section.

 
  Example:
<a href="camera://hat.html">Photo everyone with a hat</a>

 
counterenter:// Limits user to a specified number of page visits to a linked page or sets to zero the number of visits of the page if resetzero parameter is presented.
  Example:
<a href="counterenter://secret.html?maxenter=1">Access my secret page just once</a>
<a href="counterenter://secret.html?resetzero=">Reset the number of your visits</a>

 
external:// Opens a linked page in a default web browser. This scheme will take user out of your application.
 
  Example:
<a href="external://http://AppsVolcano.com">AppsVolcano</a>

facebook:// Posts a screenshot of current app page to user's Facebook wall. This URL scheme requires no arguments.
  Example:
<a href="facebook://">Let your Facebook friends see this page</a>

 
file:// Opens a local file from app's resources.
  Example:
<a href="file://about_me.pdf">About me</a>

 
globe:// Links a user to a globe-type page from our page type menu. The globe caries location marks that can be edited in our online editor.
  Example:
<a href="globe://offices-worldwide.html">Our offices worldwide</a>

 
latlong:// Sends following coordinates to Google Maps API. Map opens up inside UI WebView without leaving the app.
 
  Example:
<a href="latlong://20,47">Somewhere in the Pacific</a>

local:// Allows web sites loaded in In-App Browser or Mobile pages to link to internal resources of the app.
 
  Example:
<a href="local://tab1.html">Start page of our app</a>

 
logout:// If your app allows users to register their own accounts, this scheme will log them out.
  Example:
<a href="logout://">Log out<a>

 
map:// Links a user to a map inside the app displaying location of preset address using Google Maps.
  Example:
<a href="map://Infinite+Loop+Cupertino+Santa+Clara+California+95014">Infinite Loop, Cupertino, Santa Clara, California 95014</a>

 
movie:// Opens a linked media file in QuickTime player.
 
  Example:
<a href="movie://movie.mp4">Play movie in QuickTime</a>

 
ratings:// Allows users to rate and comment a linked page on Facebook.
  Example:
<a href="ratings://gallery.html">My gallery on Facebook</a>

 
removefromcart:// Removes an item from user's shopping cart by its ID.
  Example:
<a href="removefromcart://item_id">Remove item from cart</a>

sendmail:// Prompts user to send an email to an indicated email address without leaving an app.
 
 
  Example:
<a href="sendmail://my@email.com">Email me</a>

sharemail:// Creates a screenshot of current app page and prompts user so send it by email. This URL scheme requires no arguments.
  Example:
<a href="sharemail://">Send a screenshot of this page by email</a>

 
sound:// Playbacks a sound file in OS' default player. The scheme was designed with audio effects in mind, so the playback can not be stopped. On iOS the audio file can only be 30 seconds long and of >WAV format.
 
  Example:
<a href="sound://beep.wav">Alert</a>

 
uploadphoto:// Uploads an image file to a preselected file hosting.
  Example:
<a href="uploadphoto://file_hosting.com/upload">Choose a photo to upload on the web</a>

 
xaudio:// Playbacks an audio file or stream in OS' default player.
  Example:
<a href="xaudio://track-1.mp3">Track #1</a>

 
xvideo:// Playbacks a video file or stream in OS' default player.
  Example:
<a href="xvideo://clip-1.mp4">Clip #1</a>