After spending sometime working on my iPad dashboard, I became familiar with the iOS URL Schemas. These schemas allow you to create hyperlinks to open apps.
For example, you can create a URL link such as:
fackbook:// - when saved as a tile, it will launch FaceBook when clicked.
One of the difficult aspects is knowing what these URLs are. For example, I wanted to launch my Chevrolet app from a tile or I wanted to add a hyperlink to one of my forecast radars to launch Weatherbug.
How do you find these?
The best method I could find (using a Windows PC) was to download the iMazing App (free license)
And follow these instructions here:
So in my case, the Chevy URL is:
The Weatherbug URL is:
I was using an Kiosk app tKiosk, but I found the links did not work.
But if I used the Kiosker Pro App, the links worked and I was able to “return” back to dashboard.
One more idea, you can create a shortcut to launch an app (for example Rapid Ring).
You can then launch the shortcut using the following:
shortcuts://run-shortcut?name=[name or your shortcut]
Only problem with shortcuts is, you can’t return back to the dashboard, so you’ll need to add some sort of “timeout” logic to relaunch the Kiosker App.