As seen in this answer, the link:


...has been turned into:

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We don't support any form of link except http:// and https://and ftp://

edit: this has been enabled as a site-specific renderer for android.se. You will have to re-save any affected posts, however -- but all new posts will behave as expected.

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  • Thanks for the clarification Jeff. Would it be possible to change that for the Android.SE and allow for market:// links? – Matt Nov 30 '10 at 19:31
  • @matt possibly -- how many posts would benefit? – Jeff Atwood Dec 1 '10 at 11:18
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    Almost any question regarding apps currently links to the Market scraping websites like AppBrain, AndroLib, Cyrket. Pretty much any question linking to those sites would benefit from a direct Market link. – GAThrawn Dec 7 '10 at 16:42
  • I don't know. It all depends on how many people are browsing the site from their Android devices. I'd say a large majority of the posts make reference to an app in one way or another. A direct market link would be helpful in all those cases for people browsing on their phones, but are useless to those accessing the site on a non-android device. – Matt Dec 14 '10 at 22:53
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    @Matt,@GAThrawn: Would it be possible to have a Market URL format, such that when you browse in Android, the URL will turn into a Market link but when browsing on non-Android device, it will turn into a regular link to AppBrain/AndroLib/Cyrket/etc and/or perhaps QR barcode? – Lie Ryan Jan 10 '11 at 20:38

Now that the Market has launched as a website explicitly available to both phones and PCs, where the http://market.android.com/.... link will take you to the webpage on a PC, or straight into the relevant page in the Market app on a phone, this probably isn't necessary any more.

See also QR Code generator

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