Mediafly DocumentationApps: Mobile, Desktop & Web Viewer iOSOpening an item in a separate app (iOS)

Opening an item in a separate app (iOS)

The "Open in..." feature of the iOS app allows a user to open a document, in its original form, with an external program on iOS.  An example of this might be when a PowerPoint file is uploaded to Airship.  Ordinarily, a user will be accessing the converted PDF file, but there might be a reason the user would want to open the original PPT file using Microsoft PowerPoint on their device.

In order for content to be opened outside of the Mediafly App the content must have "Allow users to download this item" checked from within Airship.  This will allow the app to access the PDF version for easy viewing, and it will also enable the "Open In..." feature to access the original file.

Navigate to an item.

Long press on an item to call up the item menu. Tap on "Open in..."

This will call up a menu of apps that are able to open the file type of the item. Tap on the app of your choosing.

The item will then open in the selected app.

Alternate method

While viewing content tap anywhere on screen to expose the menu. Tap more.

Select "Open in..."

Select the desired app.

The item will then open in the selected app.