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Skype on HoloLens: Launcher.LaunchUri("skype:",true) is not working as expected


We have build HoloLens app using unity3D and C#, here are the steps that we followed to launch Skype from our HoloLens App.

a) To launch Skype from our app we have used this code: Launcher.LaunchUri("skype:",true)
b) First time it gives message that Skype is not intalled and redirect us to HoloLens Store to install Skype
c) Installation from Store doesn't completed even we waited for 30 minutes, it shows the message 'working.....' all the time, this is the first issue that we are facing.
d) We restarted HoloLens and we found that Skype is installed on the device.
e) We launched our App and triggered Skype again using same code Launcher.LaunchUri("skype:",true), it again gives us same message that Skype is not installed and redirects us to HoloLens Store where we see it is already installed. This is not the use experience what we are expecting, if Skype is installed it should launch automatically instead of redirecting us to Store. Please suggest a solution.
f) After following above steps if we launch skype than we are not able to exit it and can't access our HoloLens app that launched the Skype. Is there a way to go back to my App that launched Skype for HoloLens?

Harjeet Chandwani.


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