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Can you open a link to another app in the Oculus store from within your app?

Just wondering is there a method for opening the Oculus store on a specific app download page from within our app? The custom app is built in Unity.

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  • imperativityimperativity Posts: 1,451 Oculus Staff
    Hi,

    Welcome to the Oculus Developer Forums.

    I have confirmed that this is allowed behavior for applications published on the Oculus Store.

    Let me know if you have any further questions.
  • medicalrealitiesmedicalrealities Posts: 5
    NerveGear
    Can you point me in the direction of the API call? Maybe I wasn't clear, from within my Gear VR app I want to click a button which opens the Oculus store in VR on the store listing of a different app, all without having to leave VR and take off my headset.
  • imperativityimperativity Posts: 1,451 Oculus Staff
    I hear you there---I thought you were asking if this was allowed behavior on our store. We don't have any documentation on this from what I can see, but I'll ask around and see if there is anything I can source for you for an example/API call.
  • medicalrealitiesmedicalrealities Posts: 5
    NerveGear
    I hear you there---I thought you were asking if this was allowed behavior on our store. We don't have any documentation on this from what I can see, but I'll ask around and see if there is anything I can source for you for an example/API call.
    Thanks, find out anything yet?
  • medicalrealitiesmainmedicalrealitiesmain Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    bump
  • stevenwirelessstevenwireless Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Look forward to this, too
  • imperativityimperativity Posts: 1,451 Oculus Staff
    @medicalrealitiesmain

    Hi, we are looking to put some documentation together regarding this ability to link to a store page for another application within the current application being used. I will update you guys when this goes live. Sorry for the delay here!
  • lrbisololrbisolo Posts: 6
    NerveGear
    Hey guys, I saw some apps do this already. Could you share how can we do this? Thanks.
  • stevenwirelessstevenwireless Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    lrbisolo said:
    Hey guys, I saw some apps do this already. Could you share how can we do this? Thanks.


    really? which apps are doing this ? can't wait to see
  • lrbisololrbisolo Posts: 6
    NerveGear
    edited September 29
    lrbisolo said:
    Hey guys, I saw some apps do this already. Could you share how can we do this? Thanks.


    really? which apps are doing this ? can't wait to see
    I saw this on Face your Fears!! I tried to code some Android specific platform but I only got the Oculus app without choosing our own app inside.
  • samplerInfosamplerInfo Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    @imperativity Any news regarding this?
  • imperativityimperativity Posts: 1,451 Oculus Staff
    @samplerInfo

    Hi, I am doing my best to elevate this need internally.

    The more developers that request this feature, the more I can make a case for implementing this.

    If anyone else is interested in this functionality as well, please respond to this thread with an explanation on why you need this and some examples of how you would implement this in your application.
  • terry.r.hardingterry.r.harding Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    I have some Daydream apps that do this.  Basically, there are several related apps in Play store, each of which has buttons linking to the others.  On start, the app looks at the phone to see which of the related apps are currently on the phone and sets the button text appropriately to open that app if it is available.  Otherwise, the button directs the user to the app's location in play store.  

    The DaydreamAPI has launchInVR to take the user to another VR URL without leaving VR. It works great, but it is Daydream specific.

    I'm currently working on getting these to work with Gear VR.


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