iOS 8 Widget Customisations using Launcher

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  1. spooky2k, Sep 18, 2014
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    spooky2k macrumors 6502a

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    hey all! Thought I'd make this so we could share what we're all doing with our notification centre widgets with Launcher.

    Official website | Developer: Cromulent Labs | App Store link | Free, with 3,99 dollar in-app purchase for Pro version. | compatible with iOS8 and iOS9 versions | There are major changes as of iOS9 in regards to URL schemes see also this article.

    Would be great if we all share the URL Schemes that got us those actions too. This is a wiki so feel free to add things in the right sections. Generally the method to select something is:

    1. Open launcher and tap the + to add an app launcher
    2. Select the built in settings (notice the > pointer to tell you there is a drill down)
    3. Scroll down to add the individual sub menu you want and select it.

    However, some of the actions are not there so we'll document those actions here below.
    But you can also send suggestions to them via this link so it will be added within the app laucher soon.

    Custom icons:
    You can get icons for your actions on the following sites (as well as a google search).
    - easyicon.net
    - icons8.com
    - flaticon.com
    - iconfinder.com
    - simpleicon.com
    - deviantart.com

    Apple's Settings App URL schemes are unfortunately no longer allowed by Apple since March '17 so therefore Launcher and other Launcher apps had to remove it but they still work by manually creating them.

    Settings URL schemes iOS8/9:
    See iOS10 but then instead type prefs: so with a lower case 'p' for prefs.
    Except for Location services which is different between them:
    prefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES

    Settings URL schemes iOS10:

    Settings
    Prefs:root
    Settings -> About
    Prefs:root=General&path=About
    Settings -> Accessibility
    Prefs:root=General&path=ACCESSIBILITY
    Settings -> Autolock
    Prefs:root=DISPLAY&path=AUTOLOCK
    Settings -> Background App Refresh
    Prefs:root=General&path=AUTO_CONTENT_DOWNLOAD
    Settings -> Battery Usage
    Prefs:root=BATTERY_USAGE
    Settings -> Bluetooth
    Prefs:root=Bluetooth
    Settings -> CallerID
    Prefs:root=Phone&path=CallerID
    Settings -> Cellular/Mobile
    Prefs:root=MOBILE_DATA_SETTINGS_ID
    Settings -> Compass
    Prefs:root=COMPASS
    Settings -> Control Center
    Prefs:root=ControlCenter
    Settings -> Date/Time
    Prefs:root=General&path=DATE_AND_TIME
    Settings -> Dictionary
    Prefs:root=General&path=DICTIONARY
    Settings -> Display/Brightness
    Prefs:root=DISPLAY
    Settings -> Do Not Disturb
    Prefs:root=DO_NOT_DISTURB
    Settings -> Facebook
    Prefs:root=FACEBOOK
    Settings -> Facetime
    Prefs:root=FACETIME
    Settings -> Flickr
    Prefs:root=FLICKR
    Settings -> Game Center
    Prefs:root=GAMECENTER
    Settings -> General
    Prefs:root=General
    Settings -> iCloud
    Prefs:root=CASTLE
    Settings -> iCloud Backup
    Prefs:root=CASTLE&path=BACKUP
    Settings -> iCloud Storage
    Prefs:root=CASTLE&path=STORAGE_AND_BACKUP
    Settings -> International
    Prefs:root=General&path=INTERNATIONAL
    Settings -> iTunes & App Store
    Prefs:root=STORE
    Settings -> Keyboard
    Prefs:root=General&path=Keyboard
    Settings -> Keyboard -> Keyboards
    Prefs:root=General&path=Keyboard/KEYBOARDS
    Settings -> Location Services
    Prefs:root=Privacy&path=LOCATION
    Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars
    Prefs:root=ACCOUNT_SETTINGS
    Settings -> Manage Storage
    Prefs:root=General&path=STORAGE_ICLOUD_USAGE/DEVICE_STORAGE
    Settings -> Maps
    Prefs:root=MAPS
    Settings -> Messages
    Prefs:root=MESSAGES
    Settings -> Multitasking
    Prefs:root=General&path=MULTITASKING
    Settings -> Music
    Prefs:root=MUSIC
    Settings -> Music EQ
    Prefs:root=MUSIC&path=com.apple.Music:EQ
    Settings -> Notes
    Prefs:root=NOTES
    Settings -> Notifications
    Prefs:root=NOTIFICATIONS_ID
    Settings -> Passcode
    Prefs:root=PASSCODE
    Settings -> Personal Hotspot
    Prefs:root=INTERNET_TETHERING
    Settings -> Phone
    Prefs:root=Phone
    Settings -> Photos
    Prefs:root=Photos
    Settings -> Privacy
    Prefs:root=Privacy
    Settings -> Profiles
    Prefs:root=General&path=ManagedConfigurationList
    Settings -> Reminders
    Prefs:root=REMINDERS
    Settings -> Reset
    Prefs:root=General&path=Reset
    Settings -> Ringtone
    Prefs:root=Sounds&path=Ringtone
    Settings -> Safari
    Prefs:root=SAFARI
    Settings -> SIM/PIN
    Prefs:root=Phone&path=SIM%20PIN
    Settings -> Siri
    Prefs:root=SIRI
    Settings -> Sounds
    Prefs:root=Sounds
    Settings -> Software Update
    Prefs:root=General&path=SOFTWARE_UPDATE_LINK
    Settings -> Storage & iCloud Usage
    Prefs:root=General&path=STORAGE_ICLOUD_USAGE
    Settings -> Touch ID & Passcode
    Prefs:root=TOUCHID_PASSCODE
    Settings -> Twitter
    Prefs:root=TWITTER
    Settings -> Usage
    Prefs:root=General&path=USAGE
    Settings -> Videos
    Prefs:root=VIDEO
    Settings -> Vimeo
    Prefs:root=VIMEO
    Settings -> Volume Limit
    Prefs:root=MUSIC&path=com.apple.Music:VolumeLimit
    Settings -> VPN
    Prefs:root=General&path=VPN
    Settings -> Wallet & Apple Pay
    Prefs:root=PASSBOOK
    Settings -> Wallpaper
    Prefs:root=Wallpaper
    Settings -> Weibo
    Prefs:root=WEIBO
    Settings -> Wi-Fi
    Prefs:root=WIFI

    iOS11 Settings URL schemes (source topic by @CoolRick):

    Settings
    App-Prefs:root
    Settings -> About
    App-Prefs:root=General&path=About
    Settings -> Accessibility
    App-Prefs:root=General&path=ACCESSIBILITY
    Settings -> Autolock
    App-Prefs:root=DISPLAY&path=AUTOLOCK
    Settings -> Background App Refresh
    App-Prefs:root=General&path=AUTO_CONTENT_DOWNLOAD
    Settings -> Battery Usage
    App-Prefs:root=BATTERY_USAGE
    Settings -> Bluetooth
    App-Prefs:root=Bluetooth
    Settings -> CallerID
    App-Prefs:root=Phone&path=CallerID
    Settings -> Cellular/Mobile
    App-Prefs:root=MOBILE_DATA_SETTINGS_ID
    Settings -> Compass
    App-Prefs:root=COMPASS
    Settings -> Control Center
    App-Prefs:root=ControlCenter
    Settings -> Date/Time
    App-Prefs:root=General&path=DATE_AND_TIME
    Settings -> Dictionary
    App-Prefs:root=General&path=DICTIONARY
    Settings -> Display/Brightness
    App-Prefs:root=DISPLAY
    Settings -> Do Not Disturb
    App-Prefs:root=DO_NOT_DISTURB
    Settings -> Facebook
    App-Prefs:root=FACEBOOK
    Settings -> Facetime
    App-Prefs:root=FACETIME
    Settings -> Flickr
    App-Prefs:root=FLICKR
    Settings -> Game Center
    App-Prefs:root=GAMECENTER
    Settings -> General
    App-Prefs:root=General
    Settings -> iCloud
    App-Prefs:root=CASTLE
    Settings -> iCloud Backup
    App-Prefs:root=CASTLE&path=BACKUP
    Settings -> iCloud Storage
    App-Prefs:root=CASTLE&path=STORAGE_AND_BACKUP
    Settings -> International
    App-Prefs:root=General&path=INTERNATIONAL
    Settings -> iTunes & App Store
    App-Prefs:root=STORE
    Settings -> Keyboard
    App-Prefs:root=General&path=Keyboard
    Settings -> Keyboard -> Keyboards
    App-Prefs:root=General&path=Keyboard/KEYBOARDS
    Settings -> Location Services
    App-Prefs:root=Privacy&path=LOCATION
    Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars
    App-Prefs:root=ACCOUNT_SETTINGS
    Settings -> Manage Storage
    App-Prefs:root=General&path=STORAGE_ICLOUD_USAGE/DEVICE_STORAGE
    Settings -> Maps
    App-Prefs:root=MAPS
    Settings -> Messages
    App-Prefs:root=MESSAGES
    Settings -> Multitasking
    App-Prefs:root=General&path=MULTITASKING
    Settings -> Music
    App-Prefs:root=MUSIC
    Settings -> Music EQ
    App-Prefs:root=MUSIC&path=com.apple.Music:EQ
    Settings -> Notes
    App-Prefs:root=NOTES
    Settings -> Notifications
    App-Prefs:root=NOTIFICATIONS_ID
    Settings -> Passcode
    App-Prefs:root=PASSCODE
    Settings -> Personal Hotspot
    App-Prefs:root=INTERNET_TETHERING
    Settings -> Phone
    App-Prefs:root=Phone
    Settings -> Photos
    App-Prefs:root=Photos
    Settings -> Privacy
    App-Prefs:root=Privacy
    Settings -> Profiles
    App-Prefs:root=General&path=ManagedConfigurationList
    Settings -> Reminders
    App-Prefs:root=REMINDERS
    Settings -> Reset
    App-Prefs:root=General&path=Reset
    Settings -> Ringtone
    App-Prefs:root=Sounds&path=Ringtone
    Settings -> Safari
    App-Prefs:root=SAFARI
    Settings -> SIM/PIN
    App-Prefs:root=Phone&path=SIM%20PIN
    Settings -> Siri
    App-Prefs:root=SIRI
    Settings -> Sounds
    App-Prefs:root=Sounds
    Settings -> Software Update
    App-Prefs:root=General&path=SOFTWARE_UPDATE_LINK
    Settings -> Storage & iCloud Usage
    App-Prefs:root=General&path=STORAGE_ICLOUD_USAGE
    Settings -> Touch ID & Passcode
    App-Prefs:root=TOUCHID_PASSCODE
    Settings -> Twitter
    App-Prefs:root=TWITTER
    Settings -> Usage
    App-Prefs:root=General&path=USAGE
    Settings -> Videos
    App-Prefs:root=VIDEO
    Settings -> Vimeo
    App-Prefs:root=VIMEO
    Settings -> Volume Limit
    App-Prefs:root=MUSIC&path=com.apple.Music:VolumeLimit
    Settings -> VPN
    App-Prefs:root=General&path=VPN
    Settings -> Wallet & Apple Pay
    App-Prefs:root=PASSBOOK
    Settings -> Wallpaper
    App-Prefs:root=Wallpaper
    Settings -> Weibo
    App-Prefs:root=WEIBO
    Settings -> Wi-Fi
    App-Prefs:root=WIFI

    Apple apps & shortcuts (are available within the app at 'App Launchers' at Settings):

    - Calendar: calshow:// (current standard in Launcher, but shows 1/1/2011 as start date) I'm using calinvite://eventid=id (this does open the app, not an appointment on the current day)
    - Siri: Prefs:root=General&path=SIRI
    - Personal Hotspot: Prefs:root=INTERNET_TETHERING
    - Location Services: Prefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES (iOS8/9)
    Prefs:root=Privacy&path=LOCATION (iOS10)
    - Cellular/Mobile Data: Prefs:root=MOBILE_DATA_SETTINGS_ID
    - Sounds: Prefs:root=Sounds
    - Notifications: Prefs:root=NOTIFICATIONS_ID
    - Background App Refresh: Prefs:root=General&path=AUTO_CONTENT_DOWNLOAD
    - Battery (iOS8): Prefs:root=General&path=USAGE/BATTERY_USAGE
    - Battery (updated for iOS 9): Prefs:root=BATTERY_USAGE
    - VPN: Prefs:root=General&path=VPN
    - Settings App: Prefs:root
    - SIM Apps: Prefs:root=Phone&path=SIMToolkit
    - Display & Brightness: Prefs:root=Display&Brightness
    - CallerID : Prefs:root=Phone&path=CallerID

    The use of app-Prefs:root=... allows you to launch from the app as well (besides the widget).

    - Apple News app: Applenews:// (iOS9 only)
    - Phone App: Mobilephone://
    - TestFlight App: itms-beta://
    - Notes: mobilenotes://
    - Clock: Clock-worldclock:// | Clock-alarm:// | Clock-stopwatch:// | Clock-timer://

    Some more can be found here.

    Third Party Apps & Shortcuts (are available within the app at 'App Launchers'):

    BeWeather:
    Beweather://
    Regenmelding /Rain Alerts (NL/UK): regenmelding://
    Buienalarm (NL only): buienalarm://
    Scanbot: scanbot://camera
    Day One: dayone://post
    1Password: onepassword://search/apple
    Clear: clearapp://list/create?listName=Shopping
    Radium: radium://stationlink Copy station link, open it in Safari, then hold "Open in Radium", then copy that.
    Waze: You can set multiple waze launchers to automatically start routing to a predefined lat/long point. You can't have it set to your favorites, but if you get the latitude and longitude of your favorites destinations you just enter them here:
    waze://?ll=***,***&navigate=yes
    Replace the first *** with the latitude and the second *** with the longitude. you can get lat long on google maps (desktop only) by rightclicking on the map and selecting "what's here?". there are for sure apps out there that give you lat long on your phone as well.
    Google Maps: Current location to home - comgooglemaps://?saddr=current+location&daddr=home&directionsmode=driving
    Shazam: shazam://
    Meerkat:meerkat://
    Periscope: pscp://
    Fitbit: fitbit://
    MyFitnessPal: mfp://
    iTV Shows 3: itvshows3://
    Super Stickman Golf 2: SSG2://
    Infuse3 Pro: infuse://
    iShows: ishows://
    Chromecast: chromecast://
    Marvis Music Player: marvis://
    Whyd: whyd://
    AllCast: allcast://
    File Browser Lite: filebrowserlite://
    Buzzfeed: buzzfeed://
    Cnet: cnet://
    Ted: ted://
    Soma FM: somafm://
    Soundflake for hearthis.at: soundflake://
    MixRadio: mixradio://
    VidOn Player: vidonplayer://
    BNR (NL only): bnr://
    NPO Radio1: nporadio1://
    TechPort: techport://
    Onemorething (NL only): onemorething://
    iCulture (NL only): iculture://
    Mr Movie (NL only): mrmovie://
    RTV Rijnmond (NL only): rtvrijnmond://
    Nu.nl (NL only): nunl://
    RTLXL (NL only): rtlxl://
    RTL Nieuws (NL only): rtlnieuws://
    Hema (NL only): hema:// - doesn't seem to work correctly, It indicates that there is an update?
    Marktplaats (NL only): marktplaats://
    Bol.com (NL only): bolcom://
    New York Pizza (NL only): newyorkpizza://
    Lidl (NL): lidl://
    Hoogvliet supermarkt (NL only): hoogvliet://
    Bergfex Wetter: bfwetter://
    Booking.com Hotel Reservations | booking://
    WeTransfer | wetransfer://
    Songpop2 | songpop://
    Q-music (NL only) | qmusicnl://
    Radio 538 (NL only) | radio538://
    Radio Veronica (NL only) | radioveronica://
    Skyradio (NL only) | skyradio://
    BezorgBeer (NL only) | bezorgbeer://
    Wtf.nl (NL language) | wtf://
    Fail.nl (NL only) | fail://
    Trending.nl (NL language) | trending://
    KaufDA (DE language) | kaufda://
    Line | line://
    Viber | viber://
    WeChat | wechat:// or weixin://
    KakaoTalk | kakaotalk://
    GroupeMe | groupme://
    Voxer | voxer://
    Snapchat | snapchat://
    Tango | tango://
    Weibo | weibo://
    Flipps TV | flippshd://
    Name Shark | nameshark://
    Ali Express | aliexpress://
    Sevastian | sevastian://
    Spark - create new e-mail | readdle-spark://compose
    Spark - subject/body/recipients | readdle-spark://compose?subject=test&body=test2&recipient=test@test.com
    Tweetbot | see complete list here
    Google Calendar | create event:
    com.google.calendar://?action=create
    view event:
    com.google.calendar://?action=view&type=event
    Gmail | googlegmail:///co - open new e-mail
    Google Keep | comgooglekeep://
    Heapo | heap://
    Friendly Social | friendly-chrome-x-success://
    Events Widget | eventslist://
    KeePass Touch | kptouch://
    Unibox | unibox://
    The Best Song | thebestsong://
    Indie Shuffle | indieshuffle://
    Aupeo! Radio | aupeo://
    Earbits Radio | earbits://
    Rormix | rormix://
    Pacemaker | pacemaker://
    Dozmia | dozmia://
    Geekin Radio | geekinradio://
    Yomu | yomu://
    Simyo | simyo:// - has problem with opening the app
    ReverbNation Discover | reverbfan://


    Available in the app but only via 'All apps for Launcher':
    Airmail | airmail://
    airmail://compose?subject=[subject]&from=[from]&to=[to]&cc=[cc]&bcc=[bcc]&plainBody=[plainBody]&htmlBody=[htmlBody]

    Soon available in 'All apps for Launcher' (recently submitted):

    miCal | various URL schemes

    The competition:
    Launch Center Pro
    | launchpro://

    S Launcher | launcherpro://
    iLauncher | fancylauncherplus://
    GOLauncher | GOLauncher://
    Quick-tap | quicktap://

    Examples of how your Notification Centre Launcher section could look:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    You can get URL Schemes for apps and such from these sources (they let you create customised actions):
    http://handleopenurl.com
    http://aijazansari.com/urlschemelist/
    http://wiki.akosma.com/IPhone_URL_Schemes
    http://iphonedevwiki.net/index.php/Preferences.app
    http://www.geocities.jp/thetheorier/iphone_URLscheme.html | Japanese site with app overview (see the scrolldown list per number/letter) to see the URL schemes of a huge list of apps
    translation JP > English URL scheme app list (same site as above)

    Or try this:
    - Run this script with Terminal (thanks to Randy Saeks).

    - Try the below steps by using a desktop/laptop and iTunes (thanks to iLauncher iOS app Chen Wei Lei).

    [​IMG]
     
  2. arbogast777, Sep 18, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2014

    arbogast777 macrumors regular

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    Any tips on how to enter those URL schemes?

    For instance the one for SMS messages is:

    NSString *stringURL = @"sms:";
    NSURL *url = [NSURL URLWithString:stringURL];
    [[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:url];

    So do I just enter that whole thing?
     
  3. bazofio macrumors newbie

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    This is for URL not HTML.

    For messages just use sms:
    The problem for me is that it opens the messages app ready to write a new message. What i can't figure it out is how to open the messages app where i left it for the last time, just like pressing the iPhone messages icon.
    Does anyone know how?
     
  4. arbogast777 macrumors regular

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    Right so do I just enter all that text above into the URL field?
     
  5. navodwickra macrumors 6502

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    What is this app? I can't find it on appstore.
     
  6. bazofio macrumors newbie

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    No, you just enter this
    sms:

    But it opens the new sms dialog box. What i want is to open the sms app just where i left it last time i use it. Cant figure it out how!!
     
  7. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    The launcher app. It was there yesterday...then it wasn't. A mystery.
     
  8. guitarwiz23 macrumors member

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    I would like a shortcut straight to battery usage, but I can't seem to figure that one out, got one working for keyboards though.
     
  9. Eeko macrumors regular

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    It should be there now. I just downloaded it!
     
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  11. ladysman macrumors regular

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    Link?
     
  12. Eeko macrumors regular

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    Launcher - Favorites at your Fingertips by Cromulent Labs
    https://appsto.re/us/iLR81.i
     
  13. Peace macrumors Core

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  14. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a

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    This one is great if you check your battery and storage usage often like me.

    prefs:root=General&path=USAGE/CELLULAR_USAGE
     
  15. arbogast777 macrumors regular

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    That's for Notification Center widgets. This is specifically for one app, Launcher. I think it could use it's own thread so people can post creative ways they are using it, much like people do in the post your home screen thread...

    ----------

    Brilliant! That's the stuff that would be great to compile in this thread, because it takes a little more technical know how than the average user has. Keep 'em coming!
     
  16. guitarwiz23 macrumors member

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    This helped me with what I was looking for, simply change "CELLULAR" to "BATTERY"
     
  17. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Here's mine:

    image1.PNG

    Scanbot: scanbot://camera
    Day One: dayone://post
    1Password: onepassword://search/apple
    Clear: clearapp://list/create?listName=Shopping
    Radium: radium://stationlink Copy station link, open it in Safari, then hold "Open in Radium", then copy that.

    If you have Launch Center Pro, it's a good way to find the schemes of everything you have on your device. x-callback isn't supported here, and neither is anything that has a {{ blah }} or spaces in it. So you have to find a way around it.
     
  18. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

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    Is there a way that you can make a shortcut for a phone dialer, and sms? I can't find it. And I have the pro version.
     
  19. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    #19
    What exactly do you want to do with SMS? Try making a contact shortcut to call/text and just leave it blank.
     
  20. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    is there any way to open the clock app? especially on the alarm clock tab.
     
  21. arbogast777 macrumors regular

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    Make a URL shortcut and type in sms: for the URL
     
  22. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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  23. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    i found it searching for "Launcher Favorites"
     
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    thx! havent updated to iOS8 yet but i better download it before Apple decides to pull it for whatever stupid reason that could potentially make things actually easier to use ;)
     
  25. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

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    Just a generic phone dialer, and generic sms icon. They keep saying a url. But I don't know how to do that.
     
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