Setup

Overview

There are two types of deep links possible on mobile devices

  1. Custom Scheme Deep Links or URI Scheme Deep Links

  2. Universal Deep Links

You just need to provide a scheme of your choice for this to work. Any links pointing that scheme will be directed to your app.

These deep links aren't unique and any other app can create them like yours. If multiple apps define same URI scheme installed on the device, a dialog with list of those apps will be presented to the user.

Ex:

  1. voxelbusters://essentialkit/deep-link-services

  2. voxelbusters://

  3. voxelbusters://essentialkit

These deep links are unique and can be bounded to your app uniquely. Usually these are a bit time consuming to setup as these needs backend support as well to validate that the link belongs to your app.

Ex:

  1. https://www.voxelbusters.com/essentialkit

  2. https://www.yourgame.com/invite

  3. https://www.yourgame.com/invite?referrer=brackeys

Usually universal deep links look exactly similar to the normal web links. If your app has a website too and if a page of it gets opened on mobile device, you can seamlessly redirect them to your app quickly.

There won't be any dialog to choose from (compared to URI scheme links) so it can open your app directly on clicking a registered universal deep link.

Deep links contains mainly three parts

  • Scheme

  • Host

  • Path

Ex 1 : voxelbusters://essentialkit/deep-link-services (URI scheme deep link)

Scheme : voxelbusters Host : essentialkit Path : deep-link-services

Ex 2 : https://www.voxelbusters.com/essentialkit (Universal deep link)

Scheme : https Host : www.voxelbusters.com Path : essentialkit

Enable Feature

Open Essential Kit Settings and enable Deep Link Services feature in the inspector.

Enable Deep Link Services
Settings
Deep Link Entry Properties
Settings

Name

Description

iOS Properties

Deep link settings for iOS platform goes here.

Android Properties

Deep link settings for Android platform goes here.

Deep Link Entry Properties

Name

Description

Identifier

An identifier for this deep link. This will be shown as a label in the chooser window if multiple applications register for the same scheme.

Service Type

Applicable only on iOS where you can specific the type of service being used. Leave it blank for general use.

Scheme

Scheme part of the deep link you want to target

Host

Host part of your deep link you want to target

Path

Path part of your deep link you want to target