This article describes how you can set up a links to a page or object within your mobile app.
Do you want to highlight a poster or session a direct link to the daily programme around the venue? Deep links, now supported by our mobile app, can redirect the user to objects or pages within the app. Deep links are a type of link that send users directly to an app instead of a website. They are used to send users straight to specific in-app locations, saving users time and energy locating a particular page themselves – significantly improving the user experience.
If an attendee scans the QR code created through a deep link, they will be redirected directly to your mobile app. If the app is not yet installed, the user will be redirected to the App or Play Store. After opening the app, the event info will open, and after installing the event, the page or object will open.
Internal links can be added to info pages, news messages and item descriptions through HTML.
These links only work on mobile.
In the desired text field open the HTML text editor by clicking the code view icon and add the link tag around the text you'd like to be linked like in the example below
Click <a href="cc://object?objectId=64b9682aeaa25044ba7900af"> here </a>
The link tag contains the object ID of the object (session, exhibitor, person) or the page ID that you want the link to lead to.
The object ID as well as the page ID can be found below the hyperlink icon at the top right of the page or item.
Deep links & QR codes
You can create a deep link URL in two ways, which then can be used to create a QR Code that can be put in the venue.
1. Create a deep link in the mobile app through the share button
Open the mobile app and go to the item for which you want to create a QR Code. Click on the share button at the top-right, and share to - for example - your Calendar or Notes.
At the bottom of the message, you find the deep link URL.
2. Create a deep link manually
What is the structure of these links?
The link structure is as follows:
- To link to a page: https://[branch io id].app.link/?event=[event id]&page=[page id], for example https://abcde.app.link/?event=6193a74e16f152002c56c88f&page=daily_programme
- To link to an object: https://[branch io id].app.link/?event=[event id]&object=[object id], for example https://abcde.app.link/?event=6193a74e16f152002c56c88f&object=62135b94259a4149ec19e961
To both link types, you can add a fallback URL &$fallback-url=[fallback url], for example, &$fallback-url=https://www.google.com. This URL will be opened when the Store page can't be opened, for example on a desktop.
Where to find the branch.io id, event id and page/object id in the CMS?
The branch.io ID will need to be requested from your CSM at Conference Compass.
The event ID can be found in Settings > Advanced of the event:
The object ID as well as the page ID can be found below the hyperlink icon at the top right of the page.