How to Make a Secure PWA 'Open-In' URLs Using the Native Browser

Last updated June 7, 2023 by Appdome

How to Make a Secure PWA ‘Open-In’ URLs Using the Native Browser.

What is “Open-In” Linked Apps?

This Knowledge Base article explains how to use Appdome’s Open-In Linked Apps feature when building apps using Appdome Secure PWA. The feature ensures that if the website includes a button or link that opens another mobile application (such as Skype/Maps/Spotify/etc) when clicked, Secure PWA will also open the associated mobile application for that particular link when it’s clicked.

What is Appdome Secure PWA?

Appdome Secure PWA is a no-code mobile development framework that enables anyone to convert any website into a mobile application in minutes – no code or coding required. Using Appdome, anyone can build a progressive web app (PWA) that runs on any iOS or Android device with a native-like experience. The only thing you need to convert any website into a mobile application is a reachable website. Simply input an existing URL into Appdome’s app builder, select your choice of platform (Android, iOS, or cross-platform), and click Convert To App. Within minutes, the Appdome platform automatically converts the website into a mobile application that will run natively on any mobile device for the platform you selected.

Once you have created your mobile application, you can optionally implement your choice of Appdome mobile app security features and build your custom security model directly into the app – all within the same no-code workflow.

3 Easy Steps To Use Open-In Linked Apps in a Secure PWA

Follow these step-by-step instructions to build a Secure PWA that will launch the mobile application when one of the ‘open in’ links or buttons are clicked from within the app.

  1. From the Add App tab, Select Create Secure PWA™ and enter the website address for the website you wish to convert (Note, enter the full address, and ensure that the URL is reachable).
  2. Choose an App Name, then Choose the App platform: iOS, Android or both.
    • For iOS – upload the Provisioning Profile.
  3. Click Convert To App

Note: Appdome’s Open-In Linked Apps feature is automatically enabled by default whenever you build a Secure PWA.


open-in linked apps appdome pwa

Congratulations! You now have converted your website to a progressive web app and enabled Appdome’s Open-In Linked Apps feature.  You can find your PWA in your Appdome account (left navigation menu) with all the other app binaries that you’ve previously added to your account.

Appdome Secure Progressive Web App (pwa)

Prerequisites for Using Appdome’s Secure PWA

After Building Your PWA

After successfully building a Progressive Web App using Appdome, there are several available options to complete your project, depending on your app lifecycle or workflow. These include 

Or, see this quick reference Releasing Secured Android & iOS Apps built on Appdome. 

How Do I Learn More?

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