How do I launch App Store within my app?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by ethana, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. ethana macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I am trying to cross-promote my apps by allowing users to touch an icon with my app that launches the App Store to another app I own. I think a good working example of this is the Air Hockey (Free) app, which currently does this.

    How do I do this within my code?

  2. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008
    I'd think you need a phobos link to your application, but that's not possible until you've already released your application as far as I know.
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Hartford, CT
    It was my understanding that the SDK states no app can launch or close a different app.

    I could be wrong tho
  4. ethana thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I have the phobos link, but how do I use it to launch the App Store to my app?
  5. CarlosH macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008
    Get the link to your application, an open an url, like this:

    - (void)goToAppStore {
    	NSURL * url = [[NSURL alloc] initWithString:@""];
    	[[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:url];
    This will close your application, and open the AppStore. Have fun.:)

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