Wednesday, March 12, 2014

325 Windows Phone apps you can launch from your own app

Update: new BIGGER list now available.

Have you noticed how some apps exist that will let you create tiles that launch other apps? Or that some apps will link to other apps?
If you didn't know, this is done through the app being launched having defined a custom scheme (or protocol) that can be used to launch it.
There is no public repository of registered schemes but this information is available via the metadata in the store. With a bit of free time I wrote a crawler to find all the schemes I could. Here's what I found through checking the top 300 apps in each category.

App NameScheme(s)
Xbox Videoxboxvideo
Xbox Videoxboxvideo
iFunnyilold
Xbox One SmartGlasssmartglass
Full Length Moviesxplatformcloudkit
Flappy Bird Strategy Guidexplatformcloudkit
Best Vinesmsft-010fc224d1634d5c9d372781151efff4
Vimeovimeo
Truth or Daretod
Call of Duty®cod-ghosts
Film Closetfilmcloset
Tube Castxplatformcloudkit
Damn You, Autocorrectdyac
Farm Heroes Saga Guidexplatformcloudkit
Karaoke+myplankaraokeplus
BuzzFeedbzfd
lolcatslcats
Pandoramusic
pandora
YouTube HDyoutube-hd-windowsphone8-ideacreator
youtubehd-windowsphone8-ideacreator
YouTubeyoutube
Beats Musicmsft-c83f2c0419254568a032d20a8803e341
msft-e649bfe1da3e481ea9414ead37330e19
Shazamshazam
iHeartRadioihr
Hot Musicmusicapp-windowsphone8-ideacreator
TuneIn Radio tunein
Spotifyspotify
Music playermyplanimusic
Recorder P​​romyplanrecorderpro
recorder
recorderpro
Xbox Musicxboxmusic
Singster - Karaoke Gamemsft-2a8a3eaea07847209fe62aad68fd70cf
Rhapsodynapster
rhapsody
SoundClonesoundclone
musiXmatch lyrics playermxm
Songzanfcshare
MusicTubemusictube
youtube
MPAtoolmpatool
MusicAmp Freelme-sm923queum
iMusicmyplanimusic
music+ freemusicplusbyalexis
Listenmusic
Cloudohcloudoh
Live Video Playerevents
TTPodttpod
Ghi âm Promyplanrecorderpro
recorderpro
recorder
YouTube WPyoutube-wp
Random Music Playerrandommplayer
randommusicplayer
iRecordermyplanirecorder
Gravador Promyplanrecorderpro
recorder
recorderpro
Shining Themesxuanzhuomianen
Cool Tilesmyplancooltiles
myplancooltools
cooltiles
UC Browseruc-url
wap
Batteryenlesssoft-battery
battery
CloudSix for Dropboxcloudsix
PDF Readerpdf
File Explorergoodexplorer
Lync 2010lync
Lumia System Updaterphonesystempusher
TypeViewerqmatteoq
File Downloaderftp
Batterybattery
Lync 2013lync
Evernoteevernote
NFCsmssms
Day Counterdaycounter
Calculator²calculator
calculator2
Papyruspapyrus-note
Rotation Lockrotationlock
µTorrent Remotemagnet
RapDialerrapdialer
WebAppssymgetgeh49
Custom Tiles Makerctmkr
Maxthon Browsermaxthon
InNoteinnote
Mobile PKIcgmpki
wpTorrentmagnet
Cool Lightflashlight
lamp
light
myplancoollight
searchlight
Torrent Buddy (Free)magnet
Cake clockalarmplus
Super 8myplansuper8
super8
SurfCube 3D Browsersurfcube
webbrowser
Store Companionms-windows-store
Phone System Updaterphonesystempusher
627.AMsixtosevenam
BitTorrent Remotemagnet
Notebook Promyplannotepro
Tattoos!uxa
uxa-tattoos
Radio Centrogruradcen
Motorbikes!uxa
uxa-motorbikes
Kia Remotoremoto
Dream Cars!uxa
uxa-dreamcars
Horoscope Dailyhoroscopedaily
sm-horoscope
Lumia Loyaltynfcloyalty
Mars Hill Churchxplatformcloudkit
Bing Food & Drinkbingfoodanddrink
OpenTableopentable
BigOven 300,000+ Recipes and Grocery Listbigoven
Loyaltyloyalty
Foodymsft-0ed64e33cff64211a97171e496ae9066
Loyalty Legacyloyalty
loyaltylegacy
Wongnaimsft-7dc624f8696643a5843afade9b5770a5
msft-f9be3eb9a8054f6cad8ead52f3f20035
Remote Control Fartremotecontrolfart
Tässä.fitassa
TellYourLocation8tellyourlocation
Elisa Vahti Livevahti
Walgreenswlgrn
Groupongroupon
RedLaserloyaltycard
8list for craigslistcraigslist
eightlist
Pic2shoppic2shop
FidMefidme
Easy Shoppingrecipe
Bouqsmsft-032cac30b67e490c801a9c32cdc81ba2
GAME Rewardgamerewardapp
Friend Trustedfriendtrustedweb
Adidas Newsinfohubphone8
Fancyfancy
Jordan Shoe Appinfohubphone8
Beauty Tutorialsxplatformcloudkit
Beauty Appxplatformcloudkit
Fashionuxa
uxa-fashion
SuperModelsuxa
uxa-supermodels
Cat Pianocatpiano
Locate My Familywmf
NYTimesnewyorktimes
ABC Newsabcnews
ZAKERzakeriphone
Newspapersme-zeitungen
Bing Weatherbingweather
Bing Newsbingnews
Baconitbaconit
Magnify BETAflipboard
flipmag
magnify
Bloombergbloomberg
MoWeathermoweather
breezbreez
InstaWeather Freecontoso
Yelpyelp
Apontadorapontador
Brisbane Bus and Train Probrisbanebus
HERE Mapsdirections
explore-maps
guidance-walk
ms-walk-to
places
Earth Explorer Freewsearthexplorergeoplace
GPS monitorgpsmonitor
LockMapperlockmapper
MapLink Trânsitomaplink
ms-drive-to
Compass Deluxexcecompassdeluxe
Wazems-drive-to
waze
GPS Voice Navigationms-drive-to
CoPilot GPSms-drive-to
Scout GPS Mapsms-drive-to
ms-walk-to
scout
HERE Driveguidancedrive
guidance-drive
ms-drive-to
Garmin HUDms-drive-to
ms-walk-to
navigon-drive-to
Yandex.Mapsyandexmaps
I'm Hereimhere
HERE I Am!hereiam
ms-drive-to
Bing Travelbingtravel
Voyages-sncfhrw
TransantiagoMastermsft-ec28f105f204452c888228af7b4994ef
Yellowstone National Parkinfohubphone8
Treinplannerrpx
treinplanner
Yosemite National Parkinfohubphone8
Glacier National Parkinfohubphone8
Trafikofontrafikofon
Visit Kauaiinfohubphone8
US National Parksinfohubphone8
Grand Canyon National Park Newsinfohubphone8
Great Smokey Mountains National Park Newsinfohubphone8
Visit Hawaiiinfohubphone8
Zion National Parkinfohubphone8
Grand Teton National Park Newsinfohubphone8
Rocky Mountain National Park Newsinfohubphone8
Acadia National Park Newsinfohubphone8
Badlands National Park Newsinfohubphone8
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Newsinfohubphone8
Arches National Park Newsinfohubphone8
Mount Rainier National Park Newsinfohubphone8
Car Dashcar-starter
SMS Ticketsms
smsjizdenka
CWT To Gocwttogolaunch
HERE Transithere-pt
public-transit
Coaster Connectxplatformcloudkit
Smoothie Recipesxplatformcloudkit
Bing Health & Fitnessbinghealthnfitness
adidas miCoachmicoach
Fitbit Trackerfittracker
fittrackerauth
Endomondo Sports Trackermsft-6cd31275c5dddf11a84400237de2db9e
MapMyRUNrecipe
Sleepsleepnfc
Life is Beautifuluxa
uxa-lifeisbeautiful
LowestMedms-drive-to
ms-walk-to
Castlightcastlighttool
AirStrip ONE™ Cardiologyairstriprotocol
Heart Soundslme-wmbde7l44q
Camera360camera360
Fhotoroomfhotoroom
PRIVATE litelockimage
lockvideo
protectimage
sm-lockimage
sm-plite
sm-protectimage
PhotoFuniaphotofunia
Photosynthphotosynth
PhotoMagicphotomagic-softwarebox
Metrogrammetrogram
Printicularig730ec9e24c554b5a9f55e999ee89a950
msft-271ce3affc0f40c995db3e5d9ae8f6b0
Fhotostoragefhotostorage
Photo Tilemyplanphototile
iMirrormyplanimirror
Photo Talesmagicphototales
myplananynote
AroundMearoundme
Subway Surfersmsft-bedff82826974cc586611206d15e3e0c
iFruitifruitappaccountlink
SlapJackslapjack
Nertz Solitairenertz
Line Riderwinterbells
GeoQuizfindtheplace
Bury my boneswinterbells
Unfreeze Ballwinterbells
Hungry Hungry Hipposhungryhungryhippos
In Twointwo
1 Flappy Astronautmsft-43245dd584d84cde837aa19a4a2e3914
Icon Pop Quiziconpopquiz
Sudoku Freesodokurit
sudokufree
Icon Pop Brandiconpopbrand
Angry Birds Go!rovio-abgo
Mafia Cityanicityen
Wild Cityanicityen
2020: My Countrymsft-40c1edab4f3d475caae0b378464241a4
Forces of Warwar
Facebookfb
fbconnect
Instagram BETAinstagram
WhatsAppwhatsapp
Twittertwitter
Vinevine
Viberviber
6taginstagram
sixtag
sixtagram
WeChatwechat
Nearby (WNM LIVE)wnm
wnmlive
JDB for Facebookjdb-thefacebook
6secsixsec
vine
Ask.fmask-fm
Foursquarefoursquare
QQmqq
mqqapi
mqqopensdkapi
GetMeRatedgetmerated
Booklet (beta)jdb-booklet
jdb-paper
Foundbitefoundbite
msft-243343f736e4454d8bbdb15d447037ab
Keekkeek
Tapatalktapatalk
MetroTalk Freemetrotalk
Weave News Readerpocket
InPicinpic2
instagram
Tagramtagram
Tile'agramjdb-tileagram
Birthdaysbirthdays
enlesssoft-birthdays
Bing Sportsbingsports
NFL Mobilenfl
nflmobile
vzwnflmobile
Stock Car Racinguxa
uxa-stockcarracing
Elan Skissdcwinter
Olympic Viewer - Sochi 2014xplatformcloudkit
Whitetail Deer Huntinginfohubphone8
NBA Highlightsxplatformcloudkit
MMA Fightersuxa
uxa-mmafighters
WrestleWorlduxa
uxa-wrestleworld
Surf Galleryuxa
uxa-surf
Cycling Worlduxa
uxa-cyclingworld
NBA Player Highlightxplatformcloudkit
Bing Financebingfinance
Lock Screen Appaddwallpaper
changewallpaper
showwallpaper
sm-lockscreen
wallpaper
E*TRADE Mobileetrade
iMoneymyplanimoney
MoneyControlmoneycontrol
Bitcoinbitcoin
coinbase
Bitcoin Canbitcoincan
MobilePaymobilepay
Moneyfujionigiri-money
MobilePaymobilepay
Aman Al Rajhiamanalrajhi
digipass
Bitcoin Balance (Beta)bitcoin
DeposZiprdc
Boxbox-login
boxopendirect
boxopenshared
Yammeryammerapp
Cisco WebEx Meetingswbx
AirWatch MDM Agentairwatch
awagent
GoToMeetingcol-g2m-2
CamCardcamcard
iJobsmyplanijobs
GSMA Officialmwc14
mwcnfcbadge
mwcpush
mwcregistration
Dynamics AXms-dynamics-ax
iNotemyplaninote
AirWatch Browserawb
awbs
MaaS360 Emailpim
MoHoo Readermohoo-reader
Readingreading
readon
Tucan readertucanreaderwp8
Arkansas Hunterxplatformcloudkit
ЛитРес: Читай!litressappuri
BO2 Fansxplatformcloudkit
爱の抢七局comic81
Roler Readerrolerreader
ЛитРес: Слушай!litressappaudiouri
Manga!uxa
uxa-manga
Bleach Manga Collectionxplatformcloudkit
Wikipediawikipedia
Clash Of Clans Walkthroughsxplatformcloudkit
Super Street Fighter 2xplatformcloudkit
Dead Trigger 2 - Strategy Guidexplatformcloudkit
SilverDictsilverdict
Angry Brids Star Wars, 3 stars walkthroughxplatformcloudkit
Social Readssocialreads
KCLSboopsie
kcls-boopsie
Arkansas Huntinginfohubphone8
Samurai Shodownxplatformcloudkit
Strategy Guide for Cut The Rope Experimentsxplatformcloudkit
I Love Englishvoa-iloveenglish
Historyenlesssoft-history
BBC Englishvoa-bbc
VOA Englishvoa-voa
NHK Japanesevoa-nhk
Sign Language for Dummiesxplatformcloudkit
New Concept Englishvoa-nce
TED Mobiletedmobile
Greek Gods of Mythologyrecipe
US Politicsuxa
uxa-uspolitics
MOJ mJusticeintel
mjustice
Indian Politicsmsft-12ec0eb226874e59b8f92dabee574b52
Angry Birdsrovio-abseasons
Angry Birdsrovio-abrio
Angry Birdsrovio-abspace
Angry Birdsrovio-abswii
Angry Birdsrovio-abclassic
Angry Birdsrovio-absw
rovio-abstarwars


Some points worth noting:

  • This list is not exhaustive.
  • There is no guarantee that these apps or schemes will be around in the future.
  • Not all apps are available in all markets so some people may not be able to find anything when searching for certain schemes.
  • Some schemes are used for a LOT of unrelated apps. e.g. "xplatformcloudkit" which is applied to all apps generated with the XPlatformCloudKit.
  • Some apps may require certain values to be passed to open correctly. 
If you're a developer and want to know how to launch apps with the above schemes see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/hh701480.aspx

If you want to publish a scheme for your app see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/jj206987(v=vs.105).aspx#BKMK_URIassociations

You may find more information on some of the above schemes at http://developer.nokia.com/community/wiki/URI_Association_Schemes_List 



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