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link/redirect from chrome on android device that will open the native facebook app

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  1. m0nster

    m0nster Senior Member

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    I'm unsure if this can even be done - but here it is:
    I'm using text message marketing for a club event promotion company client of mine
    On a iOS device, iphone for example, we can text a special URL
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    [FONT=Verdana][FONT=Arial]fb://profile?id=[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma]515073115213075[/FONT][/FONT]
    is the structure where the number is the event's unique URL # this URL will cause the phone to switch from safari where the URL initial opens to opening the native facebook app to the event chosen. This isn't completely documented or 100% perfectly supported by facebook, and they change it sometimes but it works currently.

    However, there is no equivalent on android devices that goes from native browser (chrome) to native application (facebook). The only ways i've found as a solution involve creating your own native app and then telling the android device to open the facebook app, then navigate to an inner URL within the facebook app. I need a solution that is web based code so that it can be done through chrome, and thus just be a URL sent through a text message.

    I'm going to assume based on my research it isn't possible - but if someone can tell me otherwise I will pay for the solution. If anyone thinks they have a chance of solving, lets talk.

    Thanks
    Dan
     
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    update: thanks johnsondaniel, I revisited the website anyway and realized the blog is owned by a company so i called them up and they actually had a solution that does exactly what i want perfectly! I'm getting it from them monday probably. This is huge. Thanks for posting +repped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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