The table below lists the intents that your application can send, to invoke Google applications on Android devices in certain ways. For each action/uri pair, the table describes how the receiving Google application handles the intent.
Note that this list is not comprehensive.
|Target Application||Intent URI||Intent Action||Result|
|VIEW||Open a browser window to the URL specified.|
|"" (empty string)
|WEB_SEARCH||Opens the file at the location on the device in the browser.|
Calls the entered phone number. Valid telephone numbers as defined in the IETF RFC 3966 are accepted. Valid examples include the following:
The dialer is good at normalizing some kinds of schemes: for example
telephone numbers, so the schema described isn't strictly required
Note: This requires your
application to request the following permission in your manifest:
Dials (but does not actually initiate the call) the number given (or the stored voicemail on the phone). Telephone number normalization described for CALL applies to DIAL as well.
|VIEW||Opens the Maps application to the given location or query. The Geo URI scheme
(not fully supported) is currently under
The z field specifies the zoom level. A zoom level of 1 shows the whole Earth, centered at the given lat,lng. A zoom level of 2 shows a quarter of the Earth, and so on. The highest zoom level is 23. A larger zoom level will be clamped to 23.
|Google Streetview||google.streetview:cbll=lat,lng&cbp=1,yaw,,pitch,zoom&mz=mapZoom||VIEW||Opens the Street View application to the given location. The URI scheme is
based on the syntax used for Street View panorama information in Google Maps URLs.
The cbll field is required. The cbp and mz fields are optional.