Pinning to the front page

by Volker Weber

ZZ2E2D5C42 ZZ568954C0

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

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

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

Hubert Stettner, 2013-07-31

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

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

Recent comments

Heiko Müller on Klopapier gibt's :: Nur anderswo at 01:44
Christoph Lawonn on Lenovo ThinkVision T27h-20 :: Erste Eindrücke at 22:16
Volker Weber on Lenovo ThinkVision T27h-20 :: Erste Eindrücke at 19:55
Volker Weber on Lenovo ThinkVision T27h-20 :: Erste Eindrücke at 16:32
Christoph Lawonn on Lenovo ThinkVision T27h-20 :: Erste Eindrücke at 16:29
John Keys on Skype gewinnt at 15:23
Scheu Peter on Vorteil Magenta :: Wenn die Telekom alles richtig macht at 14:52
Andreas Weinreich on Skype gewinnt at 14:35
Jochen Kattoll on Videoconferencing :: So geht das at 13:34
Jochen Kattoll on Skype gewinnt at 13:31
Dominique Roller on Skype gewinnt at 13:19
Volker Weber on Lenovo ThinkVision T27h-20 :: Erste Eindrücke at 12:52
Christoph Lawonn on Lenovo ThinkVision T27h-20 :: Erste Eindrücke at 12:51
Sven Richert on Videoconferencing :: So geht das at 12:34
Simon Acuna on Vorteil Magenta :: Wenn die Telekom alles richtig macht at 10:53
Volker Weber on Lenovo ThinkVision T27h-20 :: Erste Eindrücke at 09:29
Christoph Lawonn on Lenovo ThinkVision T27h-20 :: Erste Eindrücke at 08:53
Axel Koerv on Vorteil Magenta :: Wenn die Telekom alles richtig macht at 08:34
Jan Wender on Vorteil ThinkPad :: Wenn Lenovo alles richtig macht at 08:20
Stefanie Wörtche on Vorteil Magenta :: Wenn die Telekom alles richtig macht at 09:24
Jochen Kattoll on Software Support for the Microsoft Surface Pro X at 16:42
Gaerttner Harald on Urbandoo :: Jetzt reservieren at 16:26
Nina Wittich on Klopapier gibt's :: Nur anderswo at 15:30
Markus philippi on Klopapier gibt's :: Nur anderswo at 15:01
Volker Weber on Vorteil Magenta :: Wenn die Telekom alles richtig macht at 14:49

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter  amazon

Local time is 12:07

visitors.gif

Paypal vowe