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04-27-2013 08:28 PM
I've just set up Android Developer Tools to package my existing Android app for BlackBerry. My existing app uses Android's Intent Filter to handle my custom URL scheme, and open the app from the link in the web browser. This works as expected on Android, but BlackBerry says "unable to open..." when I click on that link. Is this feature not supported in the Android runtime, or is there some specific way to do this? I'm aware of the HttpFilterRegistry with native Blackberry apps, but I want to avoid having to rewrite my app.
05-08-2013 10:53 PM
I'm having the exact same issue. I'm wondering if "just repackage your Android app" was a bit of a sales pitch.
Hoping BB support will have a solution!
05-15-2013 04:04 PM
It's not clear, but this seems to indicate that it isn't supported:
In particular this line: "Apps that include more than one launchable Activity".
06-08-2013 09:00 PM
Run into the same issue. Really a big pity that this is not supported...
Android applications cannot provide system-wide services to the rest of the device. E.g:
Dialing services (handling android.intent.action.ACTION_DIAL)
Viewing capabilities (system-wide handing of android.intent.action.ACTION_VIEW)
Data sharing capabilities (android.intent.action.ACTION_SEND)
06-12-2013 12:21 PM
At the moment, Android applications cannot be invoked from a "native" application.
It's a tricky problem that's solved quite easily in real Android (it's just Intents) but here it's different because now we're talking cross runtime, or essentially two different platforms.