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Still having some issues with linking. Help appreciated!
Started by scottadelman Nov 14 2014 09:24 AM

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So I added:

 

system.openURL("zune:reviewapp")

 

The app itself is live on the store, but it pops up with: "Search for app in Store? You need to install an app for this task.  Would you like to search for one in the Store?"

 

Am I doing something wrong or will this just start working when someone downloads it from the store?

 

 



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Ok.. I did something silly and made a mistake to get that error.  Instead I am now getting:

 

"This content isn't available"

 

I'm just going to go with it and assume it is because the version is not live.

 

On a positive, I was able to get a temporary link to my apps by using a search link:

 

system.openURL("zune:search?keyword=scott adelman apps inc&contenttype=app")

 

Once I get 2 apps up, I will hopefully be able to change it up to a publisher one.

 

Scott



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My understanding is that the "zune:reviewapp" URL will only work when your app has been downloaded from the WP8 app store.  This is because the WP8 store changes the GUID hardcoded into your app bundle when it is uploaded to their store to guarantee its uniqueness... and also probably to prevent app developers from spoofing another developer's app.

 

Alternatively, you can hardcode your app's GUID into the URL as shown below...

   system.openURL("zune:reviewapp?appid=<YouAppGuidGoesHere>")

 

I'm starting to think that this might be the safest thing to do.  You can find the GUID of your app on the WP8 app store in your browser's URL bar while display your app's page.  It's the 32 hexadecimal number, separated by 4 dashes, at the end of your URL.  Here is an example of how it looks for the Angry Birds app...

   http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/angry-birds/7f48eacf-1239-4877-88a4-abe9d3ddfad7



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I used the c# way which works 100% of the time :) I already posted it if you search for "rate app"



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Thanks for sharing this Rob.

Yeah, what Rob posted will definitely work.



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Thanks Rob and Joshua.

 

I want to follow up that even once the app was live and downloaded from the store system.openURL("zune:reviewapp") did not work.  It still did not find the app on the store.  In two of the apps, I have links to other apps in the formation: system.openURL( "zune:navigate?appid=98b40253-6660-40c8-82cf-1d27631118d7")  

 

These links were successful, but were not for rating.  I will try your link Joshua (system.openURL("zune:reviewapp?appid=<YouAppGuidGoesHere>"))  and see if that works for me.  If not, I will attempt your form Rob.

 

I have about 40 differerent app versions to bring to the Windows phone, so anything that is faster, I'd prefer to use it.

 

Scott




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