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Old Sep 1, 2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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LinktoApp.com App Store Linking Tool, New [app] Tag for Forums

Check out http://linktoapp.com

Linking tool for "conversational" App Store Linking, like on forums.

http://linktoapp.com/aim
http://linktoapp.com/super+monkey+ball

Needs the exact name, otherwise falls back to iTunes search.

Lemme know if there's a problem with it.
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Old Sep 1, 2008, 03:49 PM   #2
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The [app] tag

We have added a markup tag named [app] to make it convenient for you to reference iTunes App Store applications in your posts. It makes use of LinktoApp.com.

Here's how to use it:
To mention an application and produce a link to it, enclose the application name in [app] and [/app] tags.

For example, if you type
It's great that [app]Facebook[/app] and [app]To Do[/app] are free!
it will come out as
It's great that Facebook and To Do are free!
If you want to use text that doesn't match the application name, use the longer form:
Put the application name inside your opening app tag. It's a good habit to use + signs instead of spaces between words.

For example, if you type
I go ape over a [app=super+monkey+ball]monkey-related game[/app].
it will come out as
I go ape over a monkey-related game.
The syntax and examples of [app] and other markup tags are shown in our vB Code List.

Here's another example: the list of weather-related applications in the iTunes App Store, using LinkToApp:
AeroWeather
AirWX Aviation Weather
Fizz Weather
ForeFlight Mobile
Hong Kong Weather
iCSC Clear Sky Chart
MyWeather Mobile Weather
Nav Clock
New Zealand Snow Reports
RadarScope
TideApp
Weather History
WeatherAlert
WeatherBug
WeatherNZ
Who is Hot?
To create the list above, I typed
[app]AeroWeather[/app]
[app]AirWX Aviation Weather[/app]
[app]Fizz Weather[/app]
[app]ForeFlight Mobile[/app]
[app]Hong Kong Weather[/app]
[app]iCSC Clear Sky Chart[/app]
[app]MyWeather Mobile Weather[/app]
[app]Nav Clock[/app]
[app]New Zealand Snow Reports[/app]
[app]RadarScope[/app]
[app]TideApp[/app]
[app]Weather History[/app]
[app]WeatherAlert[/app]
[app]WeatherBug[/app]
[app]WeatherNZ[/app]
[app]Who is Hot?[/app]
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Old Sep 1, 2008, 04:21 PM   #3
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Very nice Arn.
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Old Sep 2, 2008, 07:25 AM   #4
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awesome

very helpful thankyou
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Old Sep 3, 2008, 10:27 PM   #5
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Well that is a really cool!

dang

Thanks arn, Doctor Q (and other helpers)!
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Old Sep 6, 2008, 04:34 PM   #6
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Nice!

Thanks arn and Doctor Q! I'll get great use out of this...
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Old Sep 8, 2008, 06:35 PM   #7
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Very helpful!

Cheers arn and all.
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Old Nov 17, 2008, 04:55 PM   #8
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thanks! very useful!
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Old Dec 4, 2008, 09:21 PM   #9
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thats awesome!

Its useful to use if you don't want to have to type in or copy and paste the long link like "ax.itunes.apple.com..."
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Old Dec 7, 2008, 07:38 PM   #10
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theres a small bug i've found when two applications share the same name. There is no way to distinguish between the two using [ app]
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Old Dec 14, 2008, 07:50 PM   #11
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theres a small bug i've found when two applications share the same name. There is no way to distinguish between the two using [ app]
I think it will just search, I don't think there is a way around it.
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Old Feb 5, 2009, 08:10 PM   #12
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Excellent!

Now I just have to figure out how to get Safari to recognize iTunes links again. When I click on a link it goes to the iTunes link loading page but then never goes anywhere. I have to fall back to opening it up in Camino which obviously is a waste of time.
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Old Apr 28, 2009, 02:09 PM   #13
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Can't you just do http://itunes.com/app/[tag]?

I.e. http://itunes.com/app/boxd
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Old May 17, 2009, 12:56 PM   #14
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Is there any tool like this that tracks the links into the AppStore? Like by using this URL you can tell that you got "5" clicks into the Appstore.
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Old Jul 19, 2009, 02:08 PM   #15
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Yes it is a very useful link.Thank you for sharing.The overall design of the application is very attractive.Features are really very user friendly.Downloading music,movies etc comes to a easy way with the help of it.But i feel there are some facilities unavailable here.Anyway good post...
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Old Oct 2, 2009, 12:30 PM   #16
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Hey thanks. Used your app today on my post and it looks good. Appreciated.
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Old Feb 22, 2010, 01:09 AM   #17
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Lemme know if there's a problem with it.
Looks like there is now. Just getting an "Unable to select database" message instead.
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Looks like there is now. Just getting an "Unable to select database" message instead.
Thanks for the heads-up. arn fixed it.
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Thanks for the heads-up. arn fixed it.
You're welcome. It was actually user 'Acorn' that pointed out in a post that the links in my signature were no longer working. Thanks to arn for getting it fixed so quickly. Side effect of the new database server perhaps?
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Side effect of the new database server perhaps?
No, it was a side effect of other tweaks. (For those who didn't hear about it, dejo is referring to our new database server, upgraded for performance reasons.)
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 07:54 AM   #21
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Old May 5, 2010, 11:46 PM   #22
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Seems not to work with my App's name which is "Newton's Dice 3D"
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Old May 6, 2010, 05:08 AM   #23
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Just wondering if you have to do something different for iPad apps as it doesn't seem to recognise them. Maybe this is because they are in two seperate stores and it can't differentiate?

Thanks for any help.
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I think it's not prepared for the apostophe in the application's name.

This does not work:
http://linktoapp.com/newton's+dice+3d
However, if you omit the apostrophe, or put it in the notation that represents an apostrophe in a URL, that will take you to an iTunes page that suggests the proper application.
http://linktoapp.com/newtons+dice+3d

http://linktoapp.com/newton%27s+dice+3d
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Old Jun 12, 2010, 05:03 PM   #25
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This doesn't work with my app Warehouse51:

Warehouse51

Works fine with the direct link:
http://www.itunes.com/apps/Warehouse51

So weird, it only takes me to the linktoapp.com webpage. Anything else and I get the iTunes search, but not this... What is going on?
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