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Send Your First Smart Invite on Android

Prerequisite

Send Smart Invites

GetSocial SDK provides two ways to send Smart Invites: using our data API or via provided GetSocial UI.

Smart Invites are powered by Smart Links. Internally we generate a unique Smart Link for each invitation and attach information about the sender to the Smart Link.

You can attach string-string key-value pairs to pass custom data with a Smart Link. Also, you can add one of the predefined parameters to change the behaviour of the Smart Link.

Receiving user can get the data attached to the Smart Link on the app start, even if an app was just installed from the store.

To create LinkParams object with key-value pairs you want to attach to the Smart Link:

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LinkParams linkParams = new LinkParams();
linkParams.put("custom_key", "custom_value"); // custom key
linkParams.put("$title", "Custom landing page title"); // predefined key

Supported value types

The LinkParams object supports String values for custom data, other types will be ignored.

Customize Invite Message Content

Some invite channels allow to customize text, image and subject. Check the details here.

Default Smart Invites message can be defined on the GetSocial DashboardAcquisition section → Smart Invites tab.

To customize content on the client side:

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InviteContent inviteContent = InviteContent.createBuilder()
        .withText("I can't stop playing! Get it here [APP_INVITE_URL]") // NOTE: if you customize the text [APP_INVITE_URL] placeholder have to be used
        .withSubject("Check out this app")
        .withMediaAttachment(MediaAttachment.imageUrl("https://docs.getsocial.im/images/logo.png"))
        .build();

Send Invites Using GetSocial Data API

The code below shows how to send Smart Invite with custom data and custom content attached via a Facebook channel. All supported Invite Channels are listed in InviteChannelIds class.

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String inviteChannelId = InviteChannelIds.FACEBOOK;

// Check if invite channel is available on the device.
// Alternatively you can get all available channels via GetSocial.getInviteChannels()
if(GetSocial.isInviteChannelAvailable(inviteChannelId)) {

    GetSocial.sendInvite(inviteChannelId, inviteContent, linkParams, new InviteCallback() {
        @Override
        public void onComplete() {
            Log.i("GetSocial", "Invitation with referral data via FACEBOOK was sent");
        }

        @Override
        public void onCancel() {
            Log.i("GetSocial", "Invitation with referral data via FACEBOOK was cancelled");
        }

        @Override
        public void onError(Throwable throwable) {
            Log.e("GetSocial", "Invitation with referral data via FACEBOOK failed, error: " + throwable.getMessage());
        }
    });
}

Facebook Share Dialog will be presented as a result:

GetSocial Smart Ivites View

Send Invites Using GetSocial Smart Invites View

GetSocial UI library provides a view that lists all Smart Invite channels available on the device and enabled on the GetSocial Dashboard.

To send an invite with custom data attached using GetSocial UI create and show the view:

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boolean wasShown = GetSocialUi.createInvitesView()
        .setLinkParams(linkParams)
        .setCustomInviteContent(inviteContent)
        .setInviteCallback(new InviteUiCallback() {
            @Override
            public void onComplete(String channelId) {
                Log.i("GetSocial", "Invitation was sent");
            }

            @Override
            public void onCancel(String channelId) {
                Log.i("GetSocial", "Invite cancelled");
            }

            @Override
            public void onError(String channelId, Throwable throwable) {
                Log.e("GetSocial", "Invite failed: " + throwable.getMessage());
            }
        })
        .show();

Log.i("GetSocial", "GetSocial Smart Invites UI was shown: " + wasShown);

You will see the following view on your screen:

GetSocial Smart Ivites View

GetSocial.sendInvite() and GetSocialUi.createInvitesView() are opening the selected invite channel with pre-filled invite message. If you want to handle sharing on your own and just need a Smart Link to invite uses you can use the following API:

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LinkParams linkParams = new LinkParams();
linkParams.put("$channel", "my_custom_channel"); // optional: set sharing channel for analytics, by default channel is set to "manual"

GetSocial.createInviteLink(linkParams, new Callback<String>() {
    @Override
    public void onSuccess(String smartLink) {
        _log.logInfoAndToast("Invite link: " + smartLink);
    }

Retrieve Referral Data

Smart Invites are powered by Smart Links. To retrieve data attached to the invitation you have to follow Receiving Smart Links guide.

Retrieve Referred Users

Using GetSocial data API you can retrieve the list of users who installed application from the invitations sent by current user:

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GetSocial.getReferredUsers(new Callback<List<ReferredUser>>() {
    @Override
    public void onSuccess(List<ReferredUser> result) {
        if (result.size() > 0) {
            // current user invited others to the app
        }

        @Override
        public void onFailure(GetSocialException exception) {
            Toast.makeText(MainActivity.this, "Failed to retrieve ReferredUsers, error: " + error, Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
        }
});

ReferredUser object contains user details, including installationDate, which is the date when the invited user installed the app.

This way, for example, you can reward your users for inviting other users:

  1. Read last reward check date from private user properties.
  2. If ReferredUser object installationDate value is after reward check date, you can give the reward.
  3. Update reward check date to current date.

Next Steps

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