Pinning to the front page

by Volker Weber

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The user experience on Windows Phone is different. In a good way. Case in point is a radio stream I was trying to listen to: Deep Mix Moscow Radio. Yes, they have an app, but that only works on a backlevel version of Windwos Phone. Then I thought, why don't I just install the client that also provides the same stream on my SONOS: tunein. And here is the difference, that Windows Phone makes: you don't have to bookmark the radio station within the app. You just pin it to your home screen. It's a deep link into the app, and thus the radio station. No need for a separate app, if you want Ibiza Sonica as well.

Comments

Does that work for any kind of deep link, say an e-mail or a certain FB group? I guess my question rather is:is that WP8 or app behavior?

Sascha A. Carlin, 2013-07-31 21:15

It is a system service that can be utilized by an app. So it all depends on the app making use of it.The HERE suite is a good example. With each version there are more things you can pin.

Volker Weber, 2013-07-31 21:18

Unfortunately it does not work with an email in the built in client, AFAIK :-(

Hubert Stettner, 2013-07-31 21:59

Thanks Volker. Guess the flow is easier than on iOS, where adding something to the home screen is only a by-product of sharing.

Sascha A. Carlin, 2013-08-01 13:21

This is not WP exclusive ... Android does it via intents and iOS has those URL handler thingies. It may not be as widely used though ;-)

Sebastian Herp, 2013-08-04 20:06

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