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webOS tip: Linking to an app in the App Catalog

Posted by Shane O'Sullivan on December 17, 2009

If you’re writing a webOS application, and want to open the App Catalog to show a particular app, Palm have provided a ‘magic’ URL you can open in a browser which causes the app catalog to show an application.

For example, I have a ‘lite’ version of Flickr Addict, called imaginatively Flickr Addict Lite, that offers the user a choice to go to the full version in the app catalog.  The code for this, given that the app ID for the app is “com.chofter.flickraddict”, is:

new Mojo.Service.Request('palm://com.palm.applicationManager', {
    method: "open",
    parameters:  {
        target: ''

One Response to “webOS tip: Linking to an app in the App Catalog”

  1. Metaview said

    Thank you very much for sharing this info.

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