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How to add telephone and email links

How to add email and telephone speciality links in Fliplet Studio

There are a few common special links that your app can support including:

  • Opening the compose email window with pre-filled content

  • Starting a telephone call

How to configure advanced links?

  1. Create a new link within Fliplet Studio, this can be done with many areas of Fliplet Studio such as buttons, menus, lists, etc.

  2. When setting the ‘Link action’ specify ‘Open a web page’

  3. Enter the special link code to perform the special action



Configuring email links

To create a simple link that will open the compose email window to a specific email address use this format:

mailto:name@example.com

To create an advanced email link that specifies the following use this format:

  • To

  • CC

  • BCC

  • Subject

  • Body

mailto:name@example.com?cc=name@example.com&bcc=name@example.com&subject=Fliplet%20email%20subject&body=This%20is%20the%20message

Let me break the above down:

  • Mailto: - this tells the app to open the email compose window

  • name@example.com - this sets the ‘To’ email address

  • ? - this allows additional parameters to be set

  • cc=name@example.com - this sets the cc email address

  • bcc=name@example.com - this sets the bcc email address

  • & - this is used to join a list of additional parameters together

  • subject=Fliplet%20email%20subject - this sets the subject to ‘Fliplet email subject’. The %20 is a URL character that is converted to a ‘space’ when opened by the email software. For more information on URL characters please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percent-encoding 

  • body=This%20is%20the%20message - this is the body content using URL characters

How to quickly test an email link?

Copy your email link into your browser and enter it in the address field (where you enter web site addresses) and press ‘enter’. Your computer should load your email software and pre-fill the email with the details you’ve provided. If it doesn’t work please check the link and ensure you haven’t missed any of the special characters.

Configuring phone links

To create a link that will open in the phone and allow for a call to be made to a specific number using the format below, making sure to include the country operator number:

tel:+442035829720 



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  1. Johanna Gustafsson

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