Launch iOS Shortcuts



  • With iOS 12 iPhone and iPad users got the ability to create a whole slew of actions that they can trigger with a word, but all of these actions are also available to flic.
    You do this by giving the flic app (on your iPhone or iPad) the instruction of:
    New Action/Phone Control/Safari (open a website)
    and then giving the URL
    shortcuts://run-shortcut?name=Your%20shortcut%20name
    if you want to pass a parameter then add &input=[input]
    e.g.
    shortcuts://run-shortcut?name=Quick%20Action
    The first time that this is run the app asks if it’s OK to open Shortcuts but after that it’s just click and go!



  • With iOS 13.2 on my iPhone X that url scheme works only, when the phone is not locked. When I press the flic while the screen is off/locked, there is only a notification that flic wants to open an URL. I need to press that notification on the phone and unlock the screen with face id, then the shurtcut starts.

    So that flic is useless for starting iOS-shortcuts. I can start it directly on the phone.

    I indended to have the flic next to my bed. In the morning I push it and the shortcut will wake up my appleTV and the tv itself. After that the shortcut is reading some short news and plays a playlist.

    And that all without the need to grab my glasses first, because I cant read the phone screen without them.

    I also tried Advanced>Internet Requests, but this one does not allow ios' url schemes.

    Any chance that the flic-app will support starting shortcuts? Or any workaround?


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