Issue pushing URL shortcut with non-standard prefix. “ms-apps:///”

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I’m trying to push a URL shortcut that opens an app in Power Apps Mobile using the following URL format:


However, when I test this on a device, it seems that Hexnode is dropping two of the three forward slashes in the prefix resulting in:


This opens the Power Apps Mobile app, but does not load directly to the specified app. Is there a way in Hexnode to keep the URL the way it is specified with three forward slashes in the prefix?

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  • Hello @gmoore, welcome to Hexnode Connect!

    We’ll look into the issue right away.

    Can you please share the platform of the devices being used so that our team can investigate the case further and provide a solution as quickly as possible?

    Best regards,
    Chloe Edison
    Hexnode UEM

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    This opens in a browser and prompts the user if they want to open in the app or continue in browser. I’m trying to remove the choice and force the app to open in Power Apps mobile. I don’t want users to run the app in the browser.

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  • Hello @gmoore,

    Kudos for finding a workaround!

    The URL will get modified to conform with the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) protocol. So, this seems like the best way to go about it at the moment.

    Best regards,
    Chloe Edison
    Hexnode UEM