How to create web page hyperlinks for launching iOS apps?
The instructions in this FAQ will guide you to create web page hyperlinks for launching iOS apps. Visitors of this web page will be able to click on these links and launch the apps on their iOS devices (provided they have the respective app installed)

In order to set up a hyperlink that launches an app, you will need to know the app's URL scheme. For example, to link to Twitter, please use the hyperlink "twitter://" (no quotes)

It's important to understand not all apps support URL schemes, if an app provides support for general public linking, you will be able to request information on the URL scheme from the App developer.


Here is a list of URL schemes for a few well known apps:

Facebook
fb://

Twitter
twitter://

iBooks
ibooks://

Messages
sms:

Phone
tel:1234567 (replace phone number)

The following website contains a more comprehensive list of apps and their respective URL schemes:

http://wiki.akosma.com/IPhone_URL_Schemes