[Pro] Hyperlink Protocol To initiate A "Line" Conersation

Does anybody know what / if any hyperlink protocol can be used to initiate a “Line” call ???

For example and in respect of Skype a hyperlink instruction that reads “skype:(username)?call” will initiate skype to launch and place the call - I would like to do the same with Line but the skype format does not work.

Advises appreciated.


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For user agents that support it the tel protocol should do what you want. Check the options in the Edit > Hyperlink dialog box.
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Tim.

On 15 Feb 2014, at 07:31, Paul Rowe wrote:

For example and in respect of Skype a hyperlink instruction that reads “skype:(username)?call” will initiate skype to launch and place the call - I would like to do the same with Line but the skype format does not work.


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Hi Tim

Thanks for your feedback.

Sadly however the suggestion does not work.

Id love to hear of any other suggestions however.

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Paul


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Are you trying to get your desktop browser to initiate a phone call? I
don’t think that’s even possible. Though I’d be interested to know what
command will start my coffee in the morning.

tel works great for me, from my iPhone browser.


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Hi Ernie

I am indeed attempting to get a desktop browser to initiate a “Line” (http://line.me/en/) call.

Initiating a skype call from the desktop is doable as illustrated on my site www.csmltd.com - I was kinda hoping to be able to do the same thing with “Line”

The command line for morning coffee that works in my household reads “Please darling a fresh brew would be welcome”

Rgds Paul


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I am indeed attempting to get a desktop browser to initiate a “Line” (
http://line.me/en/) call.

Ah, I see. That sounds like functionality built into the OS, not the
browser. I would think that if it were possible (and I am skeptical that it
is) the app developer would be able to answer that question best.

That’s my 2 cents.


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Hi Paul,
I’ve not seen Line before but looking at their site they appear to have what looks like a share style of button and API that you may be able to use;
http://media.line.me/howto/en/
Regards,
Tim.

On 17 Feb 2014, at 07:57, Paul Rowe wrote:

I am indeed attempting to get a desktop browser to initiate a “Line” (http://line.me/en/) call.


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Certainly no mention of desktop in that stuff - only Android and iOS

David


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The way that Skype works is that it uses a URL-like structure, and the desktop Mac app registers that URL scheme as belonging to it. There are many such URLs in use in Mac applications, as a semi-replacement for the much richer classic Mac OS scheme of resource forks and Creator codes.

So if your desktop phone app (can’t recall the name, and you didn’t quote the previous messages) registers a URL scheme, you can wrap your phone numbers in that type of URL, and it should work. But that same URL would have to be equally represented on other platforms – iOS and Android, primarily – in order for your Web site to be universal. Unfortunately, this feels like a chicken-or-egg problem, unless the developers of your phone app have anticipated this on all client platforms.

The tel: pseudo-link format is universal on most smart-phones to engage the built-in dialer application, using the cellular network. But to get the VOIP thing to be universal will take a registration scheme by those developers, uniformly applied across all compatible devices.

Walter

On Feb 17, 2014, at 4:04 PM, DeltaDave wrote:

Certainly no mention of desktop in that stuff - only Android and iOS

David


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Thank you all kindly for the valuable input and insight re this issue - its much appreciated.

I have decided to simply inform site visitors of my Line ID should a visitor wish to initiate a call from their own device - in this way it keeps everything at a basic level for users.

Regards Paul


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