We have an iOS app and I'd like to link to a Salesforce record in the Salesforce Mobile app rather than sending the user to Safari.

Does the Salesforce Mobile app have a URLScheme so that 1) we can check if the app is installed and 2) we can link to a record in that app?

An example of this kind of thing is what Google did in there Google Maps app for iOS. See https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/ios/urlscheme. I'd like something analygous to that, but with Salesforce Mobile

  • It is an excellent idea, but I have not heard it exists. I'll ask around - but I'd highly recommend putting it up on ideas.
    – joshbirk
    Jan 15 '13 at 19:52

I would download source code for ForcePad to see how they do it. ForcePad was created by Salesforce Labs group and is an open source.


  • Hi, I wrote ForcePad. I don't support a custom URL scheme to launch ForcePad, nor does the standard iPhone app about which hemmeter is asking. :) Mar 11 '13 at 17:33

I've been informed you might try the:


faux-tocal as a possibility.

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