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!



  • Unfortunately, there is no workaround. Flic app is still in iOS 12 epoch, and until there is native integration to Shortcuts, shortcut callback scheme is not working without manual intervention. Which kills the whole automatization concept.



  • 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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