Tutorial:Iphone: Making the link to your AppStore

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Tutorial:Iphone: Making the link to your AppStore

Postby Chai » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:18 am

Now let's see how we are going to create a link for your Application to App-Store, Iphone stroe.

First, Open the Game editor program and click "Add Actor" put your name.
In this case, I used "btnLink" ,then click "Add Actor".
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Next, Import your image for your button.
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in Actor Control, Add animation >> File >> (select your image) >> ok.

Third, add action for your button Link.
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in Actor Control. Event section click,
Add >> Mouse Button Down >> Script Editor.
Then use function " openURL" and put your link in the box.

Beware!!!, you must put the " " for your link. If not, the link will be note as "script".
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Now let's run "Game mode".
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when click on the Button it will automatic open your web browser.

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Note:
If you use this "openURL" function on the iPhone, iPhone will automatic open "AppStore" and link the page to your APP.
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Re: Tutorial:Iphone: Making the link to your AppStore

Postby SuperSonic » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:37 pm

Good job chai :D
Very helpful :P
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Re: Tutorial:Iphone: Making the link to your AppStore

Postby Hblade » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:57 pm

Awesome :D
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Re: Tutorial:Iphone: Making the link to your AppStore

Postby igamer » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:45 pm

I did exactly what you put here but I cant get it to work. When I press button in my game , nothing happens. On computer it works fine but not on ipod??
When you put link in openURL it puts " for you. Is there anything else I have to do?
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Re: Tutorial:Iphone: Making the link to your AppStore

Postby lcl » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:35 pm

igamer wrote:I did exactly what you put here but I cant get it to work. When I press button in my game , nothing happens. On computer it works fine but not on ipod??
When you put link in openURL it puts " for you. Is there anything else I have to do?


Make sure you write the whole URL, including http://

Anyway, openUrl doesn't work with my computer (I use ubuntu).
I don't know why but it does exactly nothing.
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Re: Tutorial:Iphone: Making the link to your AppStore

Postby igamer » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:46 pm

Yes I used openURl and put http:// it works on my Mac fine but doesnt work on my ipod for some reason. I dont understand why.
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Re: Tutorial:Iphone: Making the link to your AppStore

Postby lcl » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:51 pm

Then it has to be the same problem that I have on my computer.
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Re: Tutorial:Iphone: Making the link to your AppStore

Postby Kodo » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:11 pm

I've Just spotted this thread, if you are adding a link to an app in the App Store you might find this useful. Apple provide a tool that builds the URLs in the correct format for you: http://itunes.apple.com/linkmaker
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Re: Tutorial:Iphone: Making the link to your AppStore

Postby sonicfire » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:44 pm

sorry for bringing up an older thread, but here, openUrl does nothing at all. not in game mode, not as executable, simply nothing.
is it deactivated for some reason??
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Re: Tutorial:Iphone: Making the link to your AppStore

Postby Kodo » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:02 pm

I brought this up a while ago as well, apparently its a known bug. I removed the openurl buttons from my game in the end. It wasn't clear if a fix would be in 1.5 or not, only Makslane or Akr will know for sure...
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Re: Tutorial:Iphone: Making the link to your AppStore

Postby again » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:25 am

Yes I contacted Akr and he told me Chai using a different version of GE player. Akr asked me to ask Chai if he can send it to me. I ask Chai and Chai said I have to ask Akr for it. So now Iam asking if anyone has it please send it to Sonicfire so he can use it , thankyou .
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Re: Tutorial:Iphone: Making the link to your AppStore

Postby sonicfire » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:13 am

again wrote:Yes I contacted Akr and he told me Chai using a different version of GE player. Akr asked me to ask Chai if he can send it to me. I ask Chai and Chai said I have to ask Akr for it. So now Iam asking if anyone has it please send it to Sonicfire so he can use it , thankyou .


yes, that would be amazing! :) thanks, again.
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Re: Tutorial:Iphone: Making the link to your AppStore

Postby sonicfire » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:48 pm

anyone out there that can help in this issue? :)
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Re: Tutorial:Iphone: Making the link to your AppStore

Postby sonicfire » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:56 pm

akr? chai? anyone??? :?
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Re: Tutorial:Iphone: Making the link to your AppStore

Postby akr » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:24 pm

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