Welcome to another bite size Marmalade SDK tutorial. This tutorial covers a cross platform way of opening up web links and other types of external file using the Marmalade SDK.
The Marmalade SDK contains a cool function called s3eOSExecExecute() which will launch the file / URL that you provide as a parameter using the underlying OS’s method of handling various file types.
In our example, we want to open up a web page URL. This type of system is great for deep linking your app or game to full and paid versions of free / lite apps or even providing a simple link to your other products or web sites.
The format of s3eOSExecExecute is as follows:
s3eResult s3eOSExecExecute(const char *url, s3eBool exit)
url – The URL you wish to open
exit – Should the app exit when launching the URL
Before you call this function you should however check to make sure that it is supported on the device using: