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Application Integration

In addition to opening native Android applications from your own app, you can open applications written by third-party companies. These third-party applications need to optionally expose a protocol so that they can interact with other applications (this method is explained in the next section). Because applications can pick and choose how to implement a protocol, they also need to provide documentation on how to use their protocols.

Finding a particular application's website and figuring out how to implement its protocol can be difficult. It is worth checking the application or developer's website to see if it offers any information on how to integrate with the application. One great example of how to do this comes from a Twitter application for Android called HootSuite.


  

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