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Is there any way in Firefox for android to use native handlers?

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In Firefox for windows or Linux, I can register a URL handler (e.g. mailto:) but android takes this to a new level with intents which can register responders for individual URIs as well as for and mine types.

Are there any plans to natively support android intents (e.g. to handle a transition from twitter.com to the native twitter app), or perhaps an add-on to support something similar? I have already found https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/android/addon/open-native-app/ but it's a manual process, rather than an automatic one.

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http is a website, Firefox browses websites. We are not planning on kicking people to the native app for such things. We do support loading resources that list helper apps. For example if you load a Google Maps page there is an Android icon in the address bar that will take that page info and pass it to the Google Maps app.

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http is a website, Firefox browses websites. We are not planning on kicking people to the native app for such things. We do support loading resources that list helper apps. For example if you load a Google Maps page there is an Android icon in the address bar that will take that page info and pass it to the Google Maps app.