One of the most interesting new features in Windows Phone 8 is the concept of URI Associations. URI associations allow developers to make their apps behave very much like the inbuilt Launchers – they can be started by other apps, and even opened with a particular “context” – for example a calendar app might be opened in day or month view, or configured just to display birthdays.
Obviously this is great for other app developers because they can make their own apps more useful without having to re-invent all your code (for example, my calendar app might want to create birthday e-cards using your app – and I really don’t want to re-write all that code!). However it is also great for the developer who defines the association – every time your app gets launched using the URI it gets increased visibility and downloads.
Until now, there was no easy way to work out what apps support URI associations. To make this easier we’ve created a page where you can go and find out what URIs there are, and add your own.
Join the apps below, and share your URI associations with the community: Association Schemes List.