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Custom URL scheme

This would enable interacting with the app via apps like Workflow and possibly Launch Center Pro.

9 votes

Tagged as Mobile

Created 12 May by Belle B. Cooper

Moved into In progress 30 November

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    If you’ve voted for this, please let me know how you’d like to use it. Do you just want to be able to open the app, or are there particular parts of Exist for iOS you’d like to be able to open with a URL scheme?

    29 October
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    • the ability to open the app alone would be a great addition (something like existio://, i guess..?)
    • but also opening individual sections (i.e. Insights, Progress, Review, Trends, etc.) would be nice – since it’s somewhat hard to navigate lots of data in the current interface

    • ideal functionality (to me, at least) – updating tags, attributes, day notes, ratings, etc. natively via Shortcuts.app

    • alternatively (or additionally, and almost equally useful) – a way to pass data to Exist as a part of the URL scheme (e.g. existio://x-callback-url/add?rating=[value from 1-5]&note=[user added note]&tags=[multiple, tags, separated, by, comma] )
    30 October
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    and thank you so much for looking into this feature. even the slight chance that it’s gonna happen makes me excited about the app!)

    30 October
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    Thanks for the feedback!

    Re: your third point—there’s already some info and sample shortcuts in our user forum for updating tags and other data using Shortcuts. Do these cover your needs, or am I missing something about why a URL scheme would be helpful for this same purpose?

    Opening the app is an easy first step, and I’ve already been able to explore how that will work. I wanted to explore how the URL scheme will be used before adding more options, though, as I don’t want to waste time adding options nobody will use when I could be working on other features instead.

    So your feedback is really helpful! Would you be using these all via the Shortcuts app, or something else instead/as well?

    And can you give me an idea of how/when you’d use options to open specific parts of the app. Is that something you do now manually that you’d like to automate in some way?

    Thanks!

    31 October
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    Since I haven’t had any more replies about this, I’m going to just ship a basic url scheme to open the app. Anything else will require more feedback first, so I know it’s going to be useful before putting time into it.

    30 November
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    Possible to add one diectly open Review view to having tag and score?

    30 November
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    Do you mean to just open Exist on the mood review entry screen?

    01 December
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    I’d love to be able to pass in a review string, mood rating, and tags via the URL scheme.

    02 December
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    Jeff, what app would you use to do this? Is it something that requires a URL scheme specifically? Just want to check if there are other options to consider that would solve your problem before going ahead with a URL scheme for that purpose :)

    02 December
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    Probably Drafts, but also possibly Shortcuts. I’ve bookmarked the documentation you shared about using the API directly from Shortcuts… which would also work from Drafts, I believe. I haven’t had a chance to dive into it yet.

    03 December
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    Thanks Jeff. I’ll have to look into how this would work and what kind of issues I’ll need to account for, for things like validating tags, etc. so this one might not be ready too soon, but I’ll definitely look into it further.

    03 December
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    In beta right now is a URL scheme to open the app, and to open today’s review screen. Other options are still under consideration for now.

    06 December
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    Are you looking for beta testers? I’d be happy to download the beta version!

    Friday
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    Actually, yes! I’m going to put a call out in the user forum to get some more testers, but I’d particularly love some help to test the url scheme if you’re up for it. I’ll just need an email address to send your beta invite to—you can send it via a feedback email in the Exist app or on the web if that works. Thanks!

    Friday