Calling a URI
In addition to making calls via the RingOut API, if the user has the RingCentral for Desktop softphone installed, it is possible to use a URI scheme to initiate a dial out from the application.
RingCentral supports both a custom
rcmobile URI scheme will resolve the issue of competing applications using the same URI scheme and a standard
tel URI scheme which is more common but subject to competing uses.
RingCentral URI Scheme
rcmobile URI Scheme is specific to RingCentral and thus has a higher probability of working as intended.
<!-- HTML URI Scheme --> <!-- See below for Google Chrome usage --> <a href="rcmobile://call?number=16501112222">1-650-111-2222</a>
Standard URI Scheme
tel URI Scheme is also supported but since multiple applications can use this URI scheme, there may be competing applications resulting in a less desirable expeirence.
<!-- HTML URI Scheme --> <!-- See below for Google Chrome usage --> <a href="tel:1-650-111-2222">1-650-111-2222</a> <a href="tel:16501112222">1-650-111-2222</a>
Google Chrome Note
Many browsers will support the native
tel URI Schemes via a standard URL
// Use the following for Google Chrome only var w = (window.parent)?window.parent:window; w.location.assign('rcmobile://call?number=16501112222');