Posted By: Anonymous
I need to build a web page for mobile devices. There’s only one thing I still haven’t figured out: how can I trigger a phone call through the click of text?
Is there a special URL I could enter like the
mailto: tag for emails?
Device specific solution are not preferred.
I know iPhone automatically recognizes phone numbers and creates a link for this, but it would be great if this could be done for images too… and also for most mobile devices.
Most modern devices support the tel: scheme. So use
<a href="tel:555-555-5555">555-555-5555</a> and you should be good to go.
If you want to use it for an image, the
<a> tag can handle the
<img/> placed in it just like other normal situations with :
<a href="tel:555-555-5555"><img src="path/to/phone/icon.jpg" /></a>