LinktoApp.com App Store Linking Tool, New [app] Tag for Forums

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  1. arn
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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 [app]Facebook[/app] and [app]To Do[/app] 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 [app=super+monkey+ball]monkey-related game[/app].​

    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:
    [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]
    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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    Very nice Arn.
     
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    awesome

    very helpful thankyou :)
     
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    Well that is a really cool!

    dang

    Thanks arn, Doctor Q (and other helpers)!
     
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    Nice!

    Thanks arn and Doctor Q! I'll get great use out of this... :D
     
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    Very helpful!

    Cheers arn and all.
     
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    thanks! very useful!
     
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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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    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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    I think it will just search, I don't think there is a way around it.
     
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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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    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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    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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    Hey thanks. Used your app today on my post and it looks good. Appreciated.
     
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    Looks like there is now. Just getting an "Unable to select database" message instead.
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up. arn fixed it.
     
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    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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    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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    Thanks for the suggestion:)
     
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    Seems not to work with my App's name which is "Newton's Dice 3D"
     
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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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    This doesn't work with my app Warehouse51:

    [app]Warehouse51[/app]

    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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