App Links to Make It Easier to Jump from App to App
May 1, 2014, 7:00 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Facebook and others recently unveiled App Links, a tool for developers that will eventually make it less painful for people to access content within applications. App Links is open source, free for developers to use, and includes SDKs for easy implementation. App Links works on all the major mobile platforms. With it, developers can plug into the Facebook Index API to check if any URL can be deep-linked. App Links also support mobile only, which means developers who have an app but not a web site can still publish their links via Parse, Facebook, or other services. Some of the initial supporters of App Link include Facebook, Parse, DropBox, Pinterest, Spotify, Hulu, Flixster, and Endomondo.
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