Open the Collector App from a Website

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09-24-2014 07:36 AM
JessicaLott
New Contributor III

This may not be the best place to ask this, but I thought for a lot of us it could be really useful. We are building a web app for our service workers out in the field. This will allow for them to always just use one device. I thought it would be neat to have a button in the web app that would automatically open the ArcGIS Collector app. Any ideas on how to do this? Is it a good idea?

 

Thanks,

- Jessica

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GaryMorris1
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What you can do is link to the App Store.  If they tap your link on an iPad or iPhone, it will open the App Store app on their device.  There they will have a button to download Collector (if they don't have it).  If it is already installed, there will be an "Open" button to start the app.

The link is:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/collector-for-arcgis/id589674237?mt=8

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KatieCullen
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This is not a functionality I am currently aware of. I would recommend putting this up on our ideas site:

Esri Arcgis Ideas | Ideas Submission Portal

Thanks!

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GaryMorris1
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What you can do is link to the App Store.  If they tap your link on an iPad or iPhone, it will open the App Store app on their device.  There they will have a button to download Collector (if they don't have it).  If it is already installed, there will be an "Open" button to start the app.

The link is:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/collector-for-arcgis/id589674237?mt=8

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JessicaLott
New Contributor III

Good idea Gary, thanks!

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