Have there been any discussions about enabling deep linking functionality in the Canvas mobile app?
As far as I can tell, there currently is not a way to format a link to a course item in Canvas from an external resource (like a Google calendar) that would trigger the opening of the Canvas mobile app rather than taking the user to their mobile browser.
This would be desirable functionality because there are a lot of items that just don't look as good in the mobile browser as they do in the mobile app. In the browser, you lose a lot of screen real estate to course nav etc.
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