Skype for Business Mobile URI SDK Sample

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Does your app show a people list that includes telephone numbers or Skype for Business Ids? How cool would it be if your app could launch a new chat, audio, or video call in the Skype for Business client installed on the Android device? With the code in this sample, all you need to do is ask a user to pick a person from your list (along with the associated phone number or Skype address), pick chat, audio, or video, and with a few lines of code, your app launches Skype in a new full screen activity. The call is already queued with the phone number or id.

##The code Just add the following code from the sample into your app.

       Button skypeButton = (Button) findViewById(;
       final EditText SIPAddress = (EditText) findViewById( ;
       final CheckBox videoCall = (CheckBox) findViewById(;
       skypeButton.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
           public void onClick(View view) {

               String uriString = "ms-sfb://call?id="+SIPAddress.getText().toString();
               if (videoCall.isChecked()){
                   uriString +="&video=true";
               Uri uri = Uri.parse(uriString);
               Intent callIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, uri);
       } );

##The sample

The sample has only a main activity with a text box and button. So simple.

the main activity

##Device requirement To run the Skype Android Mobile SDK samples project, your device must meet the following requirement:

###Prerequisites To use the Skype Android Mobile SDK samples project, you need the following:

##Configure the project

  1. Download or clone the Skype-Android-Mobile-SDK-Samples.
  2. Start Android Studio.
  3. From the Welcome to Android Studio dialog box, choose Import project (Eclipse ADT, Gradle, etc).
  4. Select the settings.gradle file in the Skype-for-Business-Android-Uri-Sample folder, and then click OK.
  5. Respond to the dialog box ("Gradle Sync: Gradle settings for this project are not configured yet. Would you like the project to use the Gradle wrapper? ") by clicking the OK button to use the Gradle wrapper.

##Run the project After you've built the project you can run it on a device. Video calling is not currently supported on Android emulators.

  1. Run the project.
  2. Enter a telephone number with area code or enter a Skype for Business Id.
  3. Optionally, check the Video call checkbox.
  4. Click the MAKE SKYPE CALL button to start the call.

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