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Johann Dowa

A Library For Easier Communication Between Apps Based on Type Without Needing URL Schemes

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Late last year I mentioned a library called IntentKit which allows you to create an interface for the user to choose which app they would like to use when connecting through url schemes to apps of similar types such as mapping apps.

Here’s an open source library called Choosy from Substantial for the same purpose, but rather than needing you to define the app choices for each type Choosy automatically downloads the details from a database of available apps of a chosen type, and then when desired presents the choices to the user based on the apps that they have installed.

This eliminates the need for you to go and find different url schemes, and provides a unified API for communication using those different schemes. Currently choosy supports E-mail, maps, Twitter and browser apps with more apps coming.

Here’s a video from the Choosy developers illustrating and demonstrating Choosy:

You can download Choosy on Github here.

A nice easy way to let users choose which app to use, and save you from searching for different url schemes.


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