With iOS 9 last year, Apple introduced a new way of deep linking users into an app, known as Universal Linking. Universal Links are a fast, seamless method of getting users directly into your app, without any dialog boxes or app switching, which is common in the URL scheme method of deep linking. However, Universal Links are not only difficult and costly to implement, but also do not support redirects, therefore making it hard to measure link performance.
TUNE makes it easy to implement and track Universal Links
TUNE is happy to announce that we support Universal Links for iOS apps, and we have taken care of the hard part; one code change and one piece of information from your Apple developer account, and the implementation is done and tracking is set up! All measurement URLs will now be configured to use Universal Links to guide your users to the app.
To leverage Universal Links with TUNE attribution for your iOS apps, please follow the “Implementing iOS Universal Links Setup” instructions on our developer site.
Once your app is set up to support Universal Links, you’ll be able to enable the Universal Link setting in Attribution Analytics. To enable Universal Links for all your iOS apps, toggle the Universal Links setting to ”enabled” in the applications section under settings. Once enabled, you’ll need to provide your Apple Developer Team ID.
Universal Links can also be enabled on a per app basis. Select an iOS app from your Mobile App list, then toggle the Universal Links setting to “enabled” on the “edit app” page.
Once again, here are complete instructions to set up iOS Universal Links.
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Becky is the Senior Content Marketing Manager at TUNE. Before TUNE, she led a variety of marketing and communications projects at San Francisco startups. Becky received her bachelor's degree in English from Wake Forest University. After living nearly a decade in San Francisco and Seattle, she has returned to her home of Charleston, SC, where you can find her enjoying the sun and salt water with her family.