Is there like a default url scheme, like openapp://Facebook, that would open the Facebook app (or whatever) if you click that URL from Safari on an iOS device? Or is there some other way to accomplish this?

And does the app have to be specially coded to handle this?

My company has an app but we don't have the budget right now to update it to handle any special URL schemes, but I'd really like a way to open it directly from a button on the web site.

  • The company app you want Safari to open - how is it code-signed and distributed? On the public app store, the B2B app store or some other distribution method?
    – bmike
    Jan 27, 2016 at 17:22
  • Public App Store. Does that help me? :-)
    – Eric
    Jan 27, 2016 at 21:56

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The app have to be coded for it, and the server needs some configuration too.

Check this for more information: Support Universal Links.

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