💬 Ask Chris Aldrich about Android and Share Function

Replied to Ask Me Anything (AMA) (BoffoSocko)

In the spirit of the old “Ask Me” pages on Tumblr or the popularized version of Ask Me Anything on Reddit, and partly as an IndieWeb experiment, I thought I would have and own my own Ask Me

Chris, I have a question about your use of URL Forwarder for generating posts on Android. As a solution, I really like it, however I find that when I use it I often get a blank post. This seems to be because when I share some links, Android include both the title and the url. I was wondering what you do about this and whether you had found a way around this. All the discussions about Android’s Share function that I have read focus on pinning apps and that sort of customisation, rather than how to customise what sort of link is actually shared.

2 responses on “💬 Ask Chris Aldrich about Android and Share Function”

  1. Aaron, I don’t think I’ve run into blank posts before. I’ve often seen it forward to URLs with odd % encodings and usually going to the URL and deleting some of the cruft fixes those problems. Do you have a particular example or two I could take a look at?

    1. Chris, here is a screenshot of my attempt to share a link from Inoreader using URL Forwarder.

      I then share to email to demonstrate what I am talking about in regards to the link (although each of the buttons may have a different output I guess).

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