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  • One Tap dialing of whomever...
    Erica posted a neat tip over on TUAW which allows you to have an app which calls a specific number just by clicking it.

    The basics are: use OpenURL, and make your URL read tel:212-555-1212, using wtvr number you'd like to call. That number is the direct number to the White House, feel free to use it.

    iPhone Apper can do the same thing...
    This article was originally published in forum thread: One Tap dialing of whomever... started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. Trent J.'s Avatar
      Trent J. -
      lol.. direct number to the white house?
    1. joshysquashy's Avatar
      joshysquashy -
      everyone doing this at iPhone Apper is revealing their home numbers to the world! The last apps created are available to download! Be Warned, your number will soon appear in every phone booth saying "Call me for a good time!"
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Ha, good point. I'd use Erica's utility. ;P
    1. Trent J.'s Avatar
      Trent J. -
      Quote Originally Posted by cash7c3 View Post
      It was some guy...


      I called him and hung up.. now he has my number.. oh well.

      Edit: I called back an told him to stop using it, or tell the friend that had an iPhone to stop doing it.. lol. Unless they wanted everybody to know their number.
    1. Obscur909's Avatar
      Obscur909 -
      You can also use :


      The small plus is that i'll do the icon OTA

    1. iphonejeff's Avatar
      iphonejeff -
      u can always edit to call other numbers..
    1. hartsteins's Avatar
      hartsteins -
      You can use openURL to save Google maps as well as phone numbers (or more useful - routing!)

      Using openUrl change the content of the file called url.txt to a link to your Google Maps route. You will need to format it correctly though.

      Normal Google link:

      Link for url.txt:

      (neither link method seems to work with iPhone apper)

      Now I have a one click link to my commute every morning.

    1. scidsecret's Avatar
      scidsecret -
      DUH! you have to dial #31# first! that'll block your caller id for that call only. Just append it to a saved number in your contacts list, if ya got to. I use it all the time. no charge on t-mobile... not sure about AT&T. just an idea!

      so... theoretically, if this really IS the white house's direct number, what would they do if I called and asked for that mexican rice dish lady, condol... something_or_rather? I don't wanna call it... i'm not near a payphone
    1. ///Maybach's Avatar
      ///Maybach -
      212 is a New York area code...the white house is in D.C.
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Yah, it was obviously not the direct number to the White House, folks.