As long as what you means is - you want to use code to manually increase the Launches metric (and I think that's what you mean. The product Adobe Launch confuses things here ) then you'll want to set this context data variable:
s.contextData['a.LaunchEvent'] = '1';
Yes, that is confusing.
I mean launch as in the metric.
So I can create a call that would replicate the Launch Call (standard Adobe SDK) when the Adobe SDK does not exist or if I was using the Adobe JS SDK.
Oh, one extra thing - you’ll need to enable the report suite in Mobile Services as an “app” If you haven’t already done so. This tells the back-end system to look for that context data variable.