Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd. (Grand Cayman, KY)
Platforms for mobile devices may offer apps (APPs) created based on operating systems that run on mobile devices, to implement various user-oriented functions. For instance, the iOS platform of Apple provides mobile device APPs built upon the iOS system. The ANDROID platform from Google offers mobile device-specific APPs built on the Android system, and the Windows mobile device platform gives mobile device APPs developed based on the Windows platform.
Other APPs are able to launch APPs on these mobile device platforms. For example, a short message service (SMS) message that is received from an SMS app has a standard resource locator (URL) address. When a user taps on the URL address inside the SMSmessage, the mobile device is able to launch a web page. You can open the web page by making use of the default browser on your device. Another option is local appA (for instance, a ticket purchase APP), which can be accessed via a mobile device during the payment process, by using the WebView component integrated into local APPA, and then start local APP B (for example an APP for payment APP) from the payment page.
For example, a specific SMS message that is sent by an SMS app on mobile devices could contain a link address of ALIPAY. The default browser can be used to open the webpage that corresponds to the link address after the user taps on the address in an SMS message. The page will be displayed, and efforts can further be made to invoke local APP B (for example, the ALIPAY Wallet app) using Scheme URI to allow the user to perform operations in the ALIPAY Wallet application. Scheme URI is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows mobile platforms. The example shows that pages opened by browser APPs for the majority of mobile operating systems following the ALIPAY wallet APP has been invoked don’t close, but move into APP downloading pages within the span of. The browser will still show a prompt informing the user how to download the ALIPAY Wallet app even after the ALIPAY wallet application is installed on their mobile devices.
Another illustration is local APPA, a native app on mobile devices that can be used to open a link to purchase products that is available on TAOBAO. Local APPA can also open a webpage that is compatible with the link address using the WebView component. On the page, efforts can further be made to invoke local APP B (for instance the TAOBAOAPP) by using a Scheme URI so that the user can perform actions within the TAOBAOAPP. Similarly, in the example above, once the TAOBAOAPP is launched, the pages that are opened by theWebView component in local APP A of the majority of mobile platform systems are not closed, but they jump to pages that download apps within a brief time. As such, even though the TAOBAOAPP is installed on the mobile device, a web page that the WebView component jumps to will still display a prompt, instructing the user to download TAOBAOAPP.
It can be seen that, with the present technology, when a web page is opened and the associated APP is invoked, the opened web page cannot know that the corresponding APP has been installed on the mobile device. So, mobile devices are redirected to APP download pages regardless of whether corresponding APPs have been installed on mobile devices. The communication process takes longer, resources are wasted, and the user experience suffers.
The purpose of the applications like this is to provide a technique and system for starting an application (APP) so that a page that is opened can confirm that a corresponding app is installed on the terminal device where the openedpage is located.
The steps below are followed to fix the technical issue.
These are the components of a system to start an APP The first is a local APP which opens a web page to invoke a second local APP. It is also set up to send a JS request to the local servers. It is further configuredto stop moving to a directed download page after receiving an response from local servers; the second local APP which is configured to start the localserver; and the third local APP that accepts the JS request from the first local APP and returns the response to the first
It is evident by the solutions to technical issues offered in the current application that, after the second local APP is launched on the local server is able to respond to a request sent by another APP even if the second APP and the first local APP reside in different processes. In this way, the local server will respond if it receives the JS reference request from the first local APP. The local APPcan check that the local APP that was invoked has initiated the local servers , by getting the response from the local server. This signifies that the second local APP is invoked , and the first local APP doesn’t need to go to a specific downloaded page. Further, the first local APP canstop moving to the page for directed downloads.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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