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What's the best way to link the google maps app from html for Android devices?
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When accessing a link from an Android device, the user should be prompted whether to use the browser or the app.  So you should not have to go any further than using a standard link:

<a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=oslo&daddr=turku">

There is also the Geo URI for Androids (doesn;t work on iPhones):

<a href="geo:61.684662,9.435539;">Oppland, Norway!</a>
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by:burnedfaceless
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I'm having a little more trouble with Android because of consistency.

What would be the most consistent way to link the following address?

119 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Savannah, GA 31419
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What would be the most consistent way to link the following address?

For Android only?  For mobile applications?  For mobile and computers?
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For Android only.
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From html
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Then the following should work fine:

<a href="geo:61.684662,9.435539;">Oppland, Norway!</a>
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Can you help me obtain those coordinates? I'm off the clock but let's get this done.
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Google has excellent documentation
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by:Steven Harris
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Try the following coordinates:

32.077307,-81.094522

Link form would be:

<a href="geo:32.077307,-81.094522;">YOUR TEXT</a>
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I have href = "geo:32.0772482, -81.0945217;"

Is there an advantage to what you posted?
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As long as it works and it supported, then no.
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