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apple-app-site-association —with examples

“apple-app-site-association” file

One file for each domain, both www.example.com and example.com need separate files:

{
    "applinks": {
        "apps": [],
        "details": {
            "9JA89QQLNQ.com.apple.wwdc": {
                "paths": [
                    "/wwdc/news/",
                    "/videos/wwdc/2015/*"
                ]
            }
        }
    }
}

When a URL cannot be opened

  • Fall back gracefully
  • If cannot handle, open Safari UIApplication.sharedApplication().openURL(webURL)

Smart App Banners

There is no guarantee that the user experience with custom URL schemes will remain the same in the future. Smart App Banners afford the preferred experience.

https://developer.apple.com/videos/wwdc/2015/?id=509

<head>
  <meta name="apple-itunes-app" content="app-id=640199958, app-argument=https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/schedule, affiliate- data=optionalAffiliateData">
</head>

How often is apple-app-site-association updated by app on device?

I've found that the apple-app-site-association file is fetched when the app is installed on the device. So essentially, every install/update will trigger a download of the file. You can simulate this by deleting the app from your device and reinstalling it.

https://forums.developer.apple.com/thread/6972

{
"activitycontinuation": {
"apps": [
"5LL7P8E8RA.com.airbnb.app",
"5LL7P8E8RA.com.airbnb.appdev",
"5LL7P8E8RA.com.airbnb.appbeta",
"5LL7P8E8RA.com.airbnb.appenterprise",
"9BPWRS9A4J.com.airbnb.app",
"9BPWRS9A4J.com.airbnb.appdev",
"9BPWRS9A4J.com.airbnb.appbeta",
"9BPWRS9A4J.com.airbnb.appenterprise",
"KYLDQ3QJT3.com.airbnb.app",
"KYLDQ3QJT3.com.airbnb.appdev",
"KYLDQ3QJT3.com.airbnb.appbeta",
"KYLDQ3QJT3.com.airbnb.appenterprise"
]
},
"webcredentials": {
"apps": [
"5LL7P8E8RA.com.airbnb.app",
"5LL7P8E8RA.com.airbnb.appdev",
"5LL7P8E8RA.com.airbnb.appbeta",
"5LL7P8E8RA.com.airbnb.appenterprise",
"9BPWRS9A4J.com.airbnb.app",
"9BPWRS9A4J.com.airbnb.appdev",
"9BPWRS9A4J.com.airbnb.appbeta",
"9BPWRS9A4J.com.airbnb.appenterprise",
"KYLDQ3QJT3.com.airbnb.app",
"KYLDQ3QJT3.com.airbnb.appdev",
"KYLDQ3QJT3.com.airbnb.appbeta",
"KYLDQ3QJT3.com.airbnb.appenterprise"
]
}
}
{
"applinks" :
{
"apps" : [],
"details" :
{
"9JA89QQLNQ.developer.apple.wwdc-Debug" :
{
"paths" :
[
"/videos/wwdc/2011/*",
"/videos/wwdc/2012/*",
"/videos/wwdc/2013/*",
"/videos/wwdc/2014/*",
"/videos/wwdc/2015/*"
]
},
"9JA89QQLNQ.developer.apple.wwdc-Internal" :
{
"paths" :
[
"/videos/wwdc/2011/*",
"/videos/wwdc/2012/*",
"/videos/wwdc/2013/*",
"/videos/wwdc/2014/*",
"/videos/wwdc/2015/*"
]
},
"9JA89QQLNQ.developer.apple.wwdc-Release" :
{
"paths" :
[
"/videos/wwdc/2011/*",
"/videos/wwdc/2012/*",
"/videos/wwdc/2013/*",
"/videos/wwdc/2014/*",
"/videos/wwdc/2015/*"
]
},
}
}
}
{
"activitycontinuation": {
"apps": [
"7QXYLT27C4.fm.overcast.overcast"
]
},
"webcredentials": {
"apps": [
"7QXYLT27C4.fm.overcast.overcast"
]
}
}
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