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    Dial Phone from WebDirect

    DickHoning

      Hi there,

       

      I’ve been trying to figure out a way to call a phone number from WebDirect on an iPhone.

       

      These are my findings so far:

       

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      Open URL "tel://[phone number]"

       

      will return the following error message from your Safari on Mac OS X and iOS;

       

      Could not open window, please disable your browser pop-up blocker and try again.

       

      (mailto: actually returns the same error message)

       

      Would be nice to have support for other URL schemes suchs a tel, skype, facetime, etc.

       

      Dial Phone does not work as documented.

      ( https://www.filemaker.com/help/14/fmp/en/html/scripts_ref1.35.157.html )

       

      Opening:

       

      "data:text/html, <a href=\"tel://[phone number]\">" & [phone number] & "</a>"

       

      from a Web Viewer unfortunately also doesn’t work in Safari on iOS. It does however open Skype from Safari on Mac OS X ...

       

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      So to make a long story short; I haven’t found a solution yet.

       

      Anybody any ideas ? Or am I fighting windmills here ? ;-)

       

      best regards - Dick Honing

       

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