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How description pages work

How description pages work

Aha! I finally found out how to pass data between ARchitect and native app . I passed my distances like this :

document.location = "architectsdk://opendetailpage?id="+id+"&dis="+distance;

thanks so much


thanks Wolfgang . I'm trying to figure out how this protocol ("architectsdk://") works . and how can I exchange data between native code and ARchitect file . I'm trying to understand how this urlWasInvoked method works and unfortunately the ArchitectUrlListener source is not available in SimpleARBrowser sample . 

could you tell me more about architechtsdk protocol , for example right now I'm calculating some distance in the ARchitect and I need to pass those values to the native app to show them in the poi_detail page . 


thanks Andreas I'm using this approach right now , it's easier for me to implement I think :) 

thanks for your help

Hi there!

Just a few additional hints / recommendations:

As you might have noticed, clicks inside ARchitect html files are fetched by the urlWasInvoked-method in the

This is where a new activity is launched when you clicked a POI's info-box.
Ensure to handle new Activity-launches in the urlWasInvoked-method, because otherwise the webview itself refreshes the content when using document.location and back-button will close current Activity/App. So in your case you'd need to start a new Brower-Activity by using

Intent browserIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse(url));

Hope that helps.

Kind regards,



setting the document.location changes the location of the current ARchitectView. Therefore hitting back will exit to the last screen.

You have a few different options:

- use an android activity that displays an webview with your description.html. You will need to use the special protocol identifer architectsdk:// and react to the ArchitectListener. This is similar to the SimpleARBrowser example.

- alternatively you can integrate the description page directly in the ARchitectView but must need to change the back button behavior of the activity containing the ARchitectView. e.g. using callJavascript('history.back()')


hi , I have a question about description page . in sample code it's like : "document.location = "architectsdk://opendetailpage?id="+id;"

I wanted to know about the location it refers . 

I changed this code to refer to a simple html page I created : "document.location = "description.html";"

and it works the way I want , but the problem is that unlinke the original sample code , when I click on my Android device back button , it doesn't return to the AR borwser and shows POIs , it quits the app . 

I'll be appreciated if you can help me with this 

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