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Intro to Deep Linking on Android

Exchange Hub 1:30pm

Chat on Slack


Android is an incredibly fragmented platform. Due to Google forcing device manufacturers to be responsible for porting the OS, requiring backwards compatibility, and supporting a multitude of supported devices. Deep linking on Android is no different. Over the years, we’ve seen a plethora of technical requirements that must be used depending on the circumstance and context of the user. Luckily, Branch ties all of these implementations together, creating a linking platform that works in every edge case. Branch links wrap and standardize all of this complexity, so you don’t need to worry about it. This session will summarize the various deep linking mechanisms that Branch employs, and explain how they work and are implemented. Focused on: - Facebook App Links (URI scheme based), Twitter App Cards - Chrome Intents (for Chrome and the 4.4+ webviews) - URI schemes (for Firefox and other browser) - Android App Links

Evan Groth, Branch Metrics

A recovering hacker, Evan has been programming from day one. Evan built the ClassOwl app from blank screen to market in two short months. Evan recently joined Branch Metrics as a member of their evangelist team after building up his Android skills over several years, successfully launching TweetDreams and Excambio Android apps on the Google Play store.