Invoking third-party applications

You can now make your app more discoverable and bring more users to your app by communicating the invocation target attributes of your app to other developers. This will allow them to invoke your app from their app. For a user, this means better multitasking and a smooth application flow. To have your application's invocation attributes published here, use your BlackBerry ID to sign in to the BlackBerry Jam Zone for invocation.

You can also integrate your application with other third party apps. Here's a list of apps with their respective invocation attributes and the values that are required to invoke them.

The descriptions below are provided by the app vendor, not BlackBerry.

  • Finance

    cashalyst third party image Cashalyst

    Import and View Quicken (qfx) and ofx bank files

    Use this invocation target to import and view Quicken(qfx) and ofx bank transaction files. QFX/OFX files can be downloaded from your online bank website.

    Attribute Value
    Target type

    application

    Target ID

    com.digicasa.cashalyst.import

    Action

    bb.action.OPEN, bb.action.VIEW

    MIME type

    application/*, text/*

    File extensions

    qfx, ofx

    Data description

    Invocation requires either a file:// with the full path to the qfx/ofx file or a data://local with the complete contents of the qfx/ofx file.

  • Games

    anagrammatist en third party image Anagrammatist EN

    Search for the anagrams

    Invocation calls Anagrammatist EN app. This application provides some functions for the word games - like checking if the provided word exists, seraching for anagrams, searching for all the possible words from the given letters etc.

    Attribute Value
    Target type

    application

    Target ID

    AnagrammatistEN591c82ab559936cc457d581de4df064

    Action

    bb.action.SEARCH.EXTENDED

    MIME type

    application/vnd.bb.search.criteria

    Data description

    In general, the string (set of letters) is accepted.

  • Music & Radio

    ambience third party image Ambience

    Ambiant Sounds for BlackBerry

    Create some ambience with images and sounds.

    Attribute Value
    Target type

    application

    Target ID

    ambience

    Action

    bb.action.OPEN

    MIME type

    text/plain

  • Photo & Video

    photo effect third party image Photo Effect

    PhotoEffect

    Create beautiful photo effects.

    Attribute Value
    Target type

    application

    Target ID

    com.umang.PhotoEffect

    Action

    bb.action.OPEN

    MIME type

    image/*, image/png, image/jpg, image/jpeg

    URIs file://
    File extensions

    png, jpg, jpeg

    Data description

    Invocation requires either a file:// with the full path to the qfx/ofx file or a data://local with the complete contents of the qfx/ofx file.

  • Productivity

    ekkes express third party image ekkes Express Charts

    Import Chart Images

    Integrate 'ekkes Express Charts' as a Composer Card to define Charts on-the-go. There's a sample app at Github HowTo do this: https://github.com/ekke/ekkesChartInvoker You can select from existing Charts or define a new one. The image is a full-screen JPEG.

    Attribute Value
    Target type

    card.composer

    Target ID

    org.ekkescorner.charts.chartimages

    Action

    bb.action.SHARE

    MIME type

    image/jpeg

    Data description

    CardDone Message sends you 'Done' if all is ok and 'Cancel' if user canceled.If result is 'Done' you'll get the path to the image from data. See the sample app how to construct the filename right.

Last modified: 2014-05-14



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