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Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: July 25, 2016 07:28PM
I know I've posted about this before. It just never ceases to amaze me. Why is it that when i click a link in my email to show me my Amazon order, the iOS opens Safari and tries to go to Amazon. Instead of just opening the @#$%& Amazon APP that I have on my phone??? Worse still is when I finish playing one game, I click a link to play another game. Does the iOS actually OPEN that other game? No. It opens the app store, where I can then click open and it will open the game that I already have installed on my phone. Drives me crazy.



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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 25, 2016 07:33PM
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bazookaman
I know I've posted about this before. It just never ceases to amaze me. Why is it that when i click a link in my email to show me my Amazon order, the iOS opens Safari and tries to go to Amazon. Instead of just opening the @#$%& Amazon APP that I have on my phone??? Worse still is when I finish playing one game, I click a link to play another game. Does the iOS actually OPEN that other game? No. It opens the app store, where I can then click open and it will open the game that I already have installed on my phone. Drives me crazy.

Just tried that with an Amazon order email on my iPhone; tapped the "View or manage order" button in the email, and it DID launch the Amazon app, NOT Safari.
YMMV.



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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: fauch
Date: July 25, 2016 07:40PM
Very annoying as well on Facebook Messenger. When someone sends you a FB link, it tries to open in SAFARI (which of course is not logged in) instead of just opening the app. If iOS doesn't recognize it is a FB link, surely MESSENGER should...

There really needs to be a better API for this, and if there IS one they need to get the word out.... Or in general be able to set "open with" for different types of links (like you have been able to on a web browser for like 20 years)
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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: July 25, 2016 07:45PM
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DeusxMac
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bazookaman
I know I've posted about this before. It just never ceases to amaze me. Why is it that when i click a link in my email to show me my Amazon order, the iOS opens Safari and tries to go to Amazon. Instead of just opening the @#$%& Amazon APP that I have on my phone??? Worse still is when I finish playing one game, I click a link to play another game. Does the iOS actually OPEN that other game? No. It opens the app store, where I can then click open and it will open the game that I already have installed on my phone. Drives me crazy.

Just tried that with an Amazon order email on my iPhone; tapped the "View or manage order" button in the email, and it DID launch the Amazon app, NOT Safari.
YMMV.

Heh. Does that make it better or worse?



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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 25, 2016 07:50PM
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bazookaman
I know I've posted about this before. It just never ceases to amaze me. Why is it that when i click a link in my email to show me my Amazon order, the iOS opens Safari and tries to go to Amazon. Instead of just opening the @#$%& Amazon APP that I have on my phone??? Worse still is when I finish playing one game, I click a link to play another game. Does the iOS actually OPEN that other game? No. It opens the app store, where I can then click open and it will open the game that I already have installed on my phone. Drives me crazy.

Just tried that with an Amazon order email on my iPhone; tapped the "View or manage order" button in the email, and it DID launch the Amazon app, NOT Safari.
YMMV.

Heh. Does that make it better or worse?

Isn't that what you're asking it to do? Did I miss something?
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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: July 25, 2016 07:52PM
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bazookaman
I know I've posted about this before. It just never ceases to amaze me. Why is it that when i click a link in my email to show me my Amazon order, the iOS opens Safari and tries to go to Amazon. Instead of just opening the @#$%& Amazon APP that I have on my phone??? Worse still is when I finish playing one game, I click a link to play another game. Does the iOS actually OPEN that other game? No. It opens the app store, where I can then click open and it will open the game that I already have installed on my phone. Drives me crazy.

Just tried that with an Amazon order email on my iPhone; tapped the "View or manage order" button in the email, and it DID launch the Amazon app, NOT Safari.
YMMV.


Heh. Does that make it better or worse?

Isn't that what you're asking it to do? Did I miss something?

Well sure. But I'm not asking it to do it on your phone.



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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: billb
Date: July 25, 2016 08:02PM
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I know I've posted about this before. It just never ceases to amaze me. Why is it that when i click a link in my email to show me my Amazon order, the iOS opens Safari and tries to go to Amazon. Instead of just opening the @#$%& Amazon APP that I have on my phone??? Worse still is when I finish playing one game, I click a link to play another game. Does the iOS actually OPEN that other game? No. It opens the app store, where I can then click open and it will open the game that I already have installed on my phone. Drives me crazy.

Just tried that with an Amazon order email on my iPhone; tapped the "View or manage order" button in the email, and it DID launch the Amazon app, NOT Safari.
YMMV.


Heh. Does that make it better or worse?

Isn't that what you're asking it to do? Did I miss something?

Well sure. But I'm not asking it to do it on your phone.
you two guys probably should be comparing the content of your links



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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 25, 2016 08:07PM
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bazookaman
I know I've posted about this before. It just never ceases to amaze me. Why is it that when i click a link in my email to show me my Amazon order, the iOS opens Safari and tries to go to Amazon. Instead of just opening the @#$%& Amazon APP that I have on my phone???

Click-and-hold a link and you will be presented with both options.



It is what it is.
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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: July 25, 2016 08:10PM
Why do you get arrow keys on the iPhone keyboard but not on the iPad keyboard? That makes absolutely NO sense.



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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: July 25, 2016 08:16PM
I still like my iPhone and will buy another but my Android tablet usually asks what I want to open a link with and will ask "just once" or "always".



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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: July 25, 2016 08:33PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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bazookaman
I know I've posted about this before. It just never ceases to amaze me. Why is it that when i click a link in my email to show me my Amazon order, the iOS opens Safari and tries to go to Amazon. Instead of just opening the @#$%& Amazon APP that I have on my phone???

Click-and-hold a link and you will be presented with both options.

If I click and hold on the image link, I get Save Image, Share, and Cancel. If I click and hold on the actual order number text link, I get Open, Share, Copy, and Cancel. No option to open in the Amazon app.



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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: July 25, 2016 08:34PM
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Grateful11
I still like my iPhone and will buy another but my Android tablet usually asks what I want to open a link with and will ask "just once" or "always".

I totally agree. I much prefer the iOS over Android. But some stupid little things like this just bug me to no end.



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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 25, 2016 09:07PM
Is it an iOS bug or the amazon app thats a bug?



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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: July 25, 2016 11:41PM
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bazookaman
I know I've posted about this before. It just never ceases to amaze me. Why is it that when i click a link in my email to show me my Amazon order, the iOS opens Safari and tries to go to Amazon. Instead of just opening the @#$%& Amazon APP that I have on my phone???

What version of iOS are you running?

Apple introduced deep-linking in iOS 9 to accomplish exactly that:
[www.slashgear.com]

However, the app / website also have to be written to implement the API.
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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: July 26, 2016 12:49AM
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bazookaman
Why is the iOS so stupid???

No one knows. It's a mystery.
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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: Bimwad
Date: July 26, 2016 01:05AM
I wish iOS would allow users to specify their own default apps, but I'm not holding my breath.


It took 32 years, but the hammer thrower and Big Brother have traded places.
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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 26, 2016 08:50AM
Ask Siri?
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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: chopper
Date: July 26, 2016 12:35PM
did you try Ram Doubler or Conflict Catcher?
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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: July 26, 2016 01:20PM
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chopper
did you try Ram Doubler or Conflict Catcher?

No. But I did restart hold down the shift key.



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Re: Why is the iOS so stupid???
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 26, 2016 03:12PM
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Bimwad
I wish iOS would allow users to specify their own default apps, but I'm not holding my breath.


It took 32 years, but the hammer thrower and Big Brother have traded places.

Perhaps, but maybe they are now equal.



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