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Starting Activity from GearVR

jcstarshipjcstarship Posts: 13
edited January 2016 in Oculus Go Development
I'd like to bring launch an activity (e.g. web browser) and display a "take off your headset message to view the browser" message.

It works (a little jinky) on Note 4 using Unity's Application.OpenURL...

... but not on S6.

Any chance of a fix?


  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    I'll ask about this.
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  • jpasekjpasek Posts: 4
    Terribly sorry to necro such an old post, but as a new user I am unable to create a new thread and this is of the closest relevance.

    We are attempting to launch a web page from inside of a Unity 5.3 GearVR application, and hopefully targeting the 'Samsung Internet for Gear VR' app.

    I know of 2 real ways to potentially achieve this, the first being through the Unity API Application.OpenURL with a defined protocol (i.e. @googlechrome://...) and the second (and more likely) using Android intents.

    From what I can see from the app's manifest, there is no exposed parameterized intent that would allow for an interop call to launch that app with a URL, and I have found no information on whether or not a protocol exists.

    Does anyone have any information on this subject?

    Many thanks in advance, and sorry again about the necro.

  • kilogoldkilogold Posts: 32
    Brain Burst
    Bumped for curiosity's sake.
  • geoabensurgeoabensur Posts: 3
    edited July 2016
    Does anyone have any new information on how to launch url from inside VR app to any VR browser (i.e samsung internet VR)?
  • jaggs83jaggs83 Posts: 3
    any updates on this ?
  • wagner.patriotawagner.patriota Posts: 3
    I also need updates on this... anything? :-/
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