Universal Links are standard web links (http://mydomain.com) that point to both a web page and a piece of content within an app. However, the way you use these universal links will impact the final display behavior.
When a Universal Link is used via an external channel which is not connected to our mobile SDK (email campaign, for instance), then two behaviors may be noticed by the user:
- If he has your app installed on his device, then your app will be opened.
- If he doesn't have your app installed on his device, then your website will be opened through the browser.
When a Universal Link is used via any kind of notifications to the app, via our Mobile SDK (push notifications, in-app messages, scheduled alarms), then the website will be opened through the browser.
The Universal link cannot open a specific page into your app, via our Mobile SDK. The behavior of a Universal Links is not the same as a URL Scheme. As a reminder, a URL Scheme is used for opening a specific view into your app.
For more details about:
- Universal Links, we invite you to consult the Apple documentation on this subject: https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/General/Conceptual/AppSearch/UniversalLinks.html
- URL Scheme, for opening a specific view into your app, we invite you to consult our technical documentation on this subject: https://documentation.accengage.com/sdk/ios/6.3/gettingStarted/#creating-url-schemes