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Podio IOS url scheme

Does Podio have a registered URL scheme for launching the app in IOS via url?

Derek Turner Answered

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Hi Derek,

There is a URL scheme but its not official. I'm curious, what is your use case for this?

Sebastian Rehnby 0 votes
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We are creating custom integrations with our backend systems that include sending notifications with the url of the specific app item.  I can customize the link, however I need the link to open the native podio app in ios versus launching the website in safari.

Derek Turner 1 vote
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Ok, I see. Currently, there is no way to deep link to an app item in the iOS app. Its on our todo list, but I cannot say exactly when it will be added.

Sebastian Rehnby 0 votes
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Just think if you could deep link to all URLs, then you could jump directly to a filtered view. Take the case of an inventory app where you had QR codes on boxes, bins or storage areas and you could scan them and jump directly to the Podio app that then shows you a view of all of the items in that physical storage unit. Or any physical item could be scanned to retrieve it's data. I scan air conditioner filters to see when they were installed or near a light bulb to see what type it is. The list could go on and on.

Mike Lallemont 2 votes
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I want this feature too! Scan a QR Code and it open the URL in your Podio APP. 

Cyril Dorsaz 1 vote
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Any word on this yet? it'd make out asset system a whole lot easier with an ipad

Blake Seufert 0 votes
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Hi guys, no news on this yet unfortunately. But I would be interesting in hearing your use cases for this. Is it mostly to be able to encode a Podio URL as a QR code and have it open the actual item for that URL? That should be a relatively easy thing to add.

Sebastian Rehnby 0 votes
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Yes that exactly my need. I'm using a podio app for my asset management and we have QR Code on our assets. For now, when we scan the QR Code, it opens a non mobile version of Podio. I would love that it opens the podio app on my iPhone. 

Cyril Dorsaz 1 vote
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Yep, we'd love to scan a QR code attached to an asset and jump straight to the asset to set status' and make comments etc.  The web view does work but it aint super easy to use on an iPad.

Blake Seufert 1 vote
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Thanks for the feedback guys. I'll try to sneak this one into one of the upcoming releases, can't say exactly when though.

Sebastian Rehnby 0 votes
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Hi again,

In the latest version of the app (4.1.5) released on Thursday, I added support to open any Podio URL through an URL scheme. Here's the format:

podio://x-callback-url/openURL?url=<url>

Just replace the <url> with the actual item URL, such as "https://myorg.podio.com/somespace/apps/products/items/203". Also, make sure that link is URL encoded.

So for example, if you encode that full URL as a QR code and use an app like Barkodo or Scan, it will open up the Podio app and show the native view for that item.

Hope this is helpful to you guys, and thanks for the feedback.

Sebastian Rehnby 0 votes
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Hi sebastion,

Is it possible to have the same feature for PODIO for Android ?

Erik Demontigny 0 votes
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Sebastian, this is great.  Is it a possibility to have this type of URL (in addition to or in place of the standard URL) published into the notes/comments of Podio-generated calendar items when those items are published to an external calendar?

 

I love having my Podio date/time items published in my iOS calendar.  What would be even more useful is to be able to open the item, click on the link back to the Podio item inside the calendar entry, and open that item inside the Podio iOS mobile app (instead of directing to the Podio mobile website via the iOS browser as an earlier commenter indicated).

David Jordan 0 votes
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Yes, we have been discussing that for a bit and I realize it would be useful. I will bring it up with the team.

Sebastian Rehnby 0 votes
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Hi Sebastian,

Is this also supported on 'Podio for Android'?
Hope @Rabbie will sort this out?

Thanks

Guntur S. Putro 1 vote
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@Sebastian - I am having some issues related to opening certain links via the iOS url scheme. Specifically a url where you are creating a new item. For example "podio://x-callback-url/openURL?url=https://podio.com/casham/opsadmin/apps/opstasks/items/new" launches the Podio app but then opens a web preview page and prompts for user login. We are trying to deep link to a "Create New Item" view.

Derek Turner 1 vote
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I also second to add/improve URL scheme for the Podio mobile apps. It kind of works, but only on IOS it seems.

Our usecase: we geocode each address in the customers app (I know about the location field, but we decided against using it) and store the coordinates and a link to our map script. This is basically a simple PHP script generating a Google Map - with the added value that we show all the other customers on it too. This can be used for tour planning like "which other customers are nearby". On the map I show markers with some basic info about the customer but also provide a "details" link pointing to the Podio item. This works ok on the web, but not really when using the Podio apps. Then it tries to open the customer detail view in a browser view which is not ideal and also brings up a login on the first time. So not really what we want.

The idea was now to use the app URL scheme to bring up the customer details in the Podio app instead. Like I wrote above, on Android there is nothing happening at all - in IOS it seems to fire and does indeed bring up the details view, but there is the problem, that the browser view stays open and the details are opened in the background and are shown when you close the map.

If somebody has a workaround I would be glad to hear, but I think this should be fixed/introduced in the mobile apps.

Andreas Forstinger 3 votes
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"@Sebastian - I am having some issues related to opening certain links via the iOS url scheme. Specifically a url where you are creating a new item. For example "podio://x-callback-url/openURL?url=https://podio.com/casham/opsadmin/apps/opstasks/items/new" launches the Podio app but then opens a web preview page and prompts for user login. We are trying to deep link to a "Create New Item" view."

Hi i was wondering if this has been enabled to open a NEW item not in a Web preview but in the App in a new item.  Specifically I want to add an iCON to Home page to link to this to an an Expense.

Thanks for your support in advance!

Rob

Rob Badhorn 1 vote
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What is the status on this? This has been an issue for us for some time.

Our use case is similar and simpler. Clicking on a url of any workspace, app, or app item in an email or sms or mms app on a mobile device (Android or iOS) opens the equivalent workspace, app, or app item in the Podio mobile app on the same device.

This is a very common feature on many apps. Usually, the first time you use a particular lnk, an option applet asks which app you want to open for this type of link and whether you want to open that type of link in that app every time or just once.

We send out automated reminders and notifications on email and sms using GlobiFlow, and we generate a lot of traffic with our sales personnel, photographers, and clients, and this capability would provide much more efficiency and less frustration.

Two related issues (one of which was generated more recently) are at:

Mark Cannon 0 votes