Deep Linking Setup

Deep Linking provides a way to open mobile app or appropriate Google Play/App Store page from GetSocial Smart Invites and Smart Links.

Prerequisite

Project Configuration

To set up deep linking follow the next steps:

  1. Login to the GetSocial Dashboard.
  2. Go to the “App setting” section.
  3. Fill all the fields in “Google Play” and “Apple App Store” sections. We use those IDs to redirect user to the correct store from the Smart Invites Landing Page:

    GetSocial Dashboard - iOS and Android settings

  4. Open your project in Unity.

  5. In menu go to GetSocialEdit Settings. Ensure that App Id is valid and AndroidManifest.xml configuration is correct:

    GetSocial Unity Plugin - Deep linking setup

Android Setup Validation

  1. Go to App infoOpen by default, domain(s) specified in the intent filter should be listed in Supported links section:

    Supported links section

  2. Send the Smart Invite and click on the link, app should be opened:

    Smart Invite via Twitter with Custom Subdomain

iOS Setup Validation

  1. Switch Unity platform to iOS and build the project.
  2. Open generated Xcode project.
  3. To validate Universal Links setup. Go to Capabilities and validate Associated Domain section:

    Xcode - Capabilities Tab

    • applinks: domains should be added
    • All steps should be checked. If needed, go to developer.apple.com to enable “Associated Domains” for your App ID.
  4. To validate Custom Scheme setup for Deep linking on iOS 8. Open Info.plist file. Check if GetSocial URL schemes added:

Xcode - Info.plist

Troubleshooting

App is not opened after click on the GetSocial Invite Link

Option 1. Outdated provisioning profiles after enabling “Associated Domains” for your App ID. To solve it, just download the latest provisioning profiles from Xcode settings or developer.apple.com.

Option 2. Universal links do not work with wildcard app identifiers (i.e. im.getsocial.*). You have to create a new specific app identifier and new provisioning profile for your app.

Option 3. New app.entitlements in not included in the correct build target. To solve the problem, include app.entitlements into the desired build target.

Next Steps

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