The best way to make your browser or website to run a local application!

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The following article explains how to handle custom protocol in different operation systems and launching applications using custom browser protocols.

Introduction

As most of you already know, most of the operation systems today knows how to handle a call to a very specific list of protocols.

Examples,

  • All operation system will automatically suggest your default browser for http or https protocols. there for, running https://<website-url> from your command prompt can even open your browser.
  • Providing mailto://<some-address> URL will automatically opened you mail application.
  • Providing callto://<phone-number> URL may open you caller application if you have one
  • More pre-defined protocols can be found…

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