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njb
07-07-2010, 05:04 PM
Hi,
I am designing a mobile website for our services and need a simple hyperlink that a user can click on and it will automatically dial the phone number number. Similar in concept to when you have an email link on your site that someone clicks and they can send you an email. I am very new at this, so if this is a naive question, please be patient with me.

Thanks in advance:)
njb

byuhobbes85
07-07-2010, 09:07 PM
This type of functionality is not built into web browsers by default. Programs like Skype will often have plugins that recognize phone numbers and create links to dial them in Skype. However, without a plugin for a special program like Skype, I'm not sure it's possible to do what you're asking.

njb
07-08-2010, 02:36 PM
Thanks, byuhobbes85, for such a quick response. The mobile website is geared for Iphone and Smartphone users, and I was hoping that there was some way that by clicking on the link it would automatically dial my number. If that is not possible, I will just list the number.

I appreciate your feedback:)

byuhobbes85
07-08-2010, 03:12 PM
I've never done any development for mobile devices, but I doubt what you're looking for is available. Specific devices may have a way of doing it, but I don't think there is any cross-platform solution.

njb
07-08-2010, 10:09 PM
I found a script on the following site :
http://coding-talk.com/f16/click-to-call-script-5928/

However, I do not know what the "wtai://wp/mc;" means.

Any ideas on what it may mean?

byuhobbes85
07-08-2010, 10:31 PM
The "http://" in your browser location bar tells the browser to use the hypertext transfer protocol. Since
wtai://wp/mc; looks kind of like a URL, I thought maybe wtai is an alternative protocol.

I just did a Google search on WTAI. It's an acronym for "wireless telephone applications interface". Perhaps this is what you're looking for. Again, though, I don't know what the scope of this interface is and whether it has cross-platform support. I'm way out of my league now!

njb
07-09-2010, 12:19 AM
If you're out of your league on this one, I'm not even in the ballpark:confused:

Thanks for the help;)



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