Deep links

This article describes how you can set up a deep link to a page or object within your mobile app.

Do you want to highlight a poster or place 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 the time and energy locating a particular page themselves – significantly improving the user experience.

Just create a QR code from a deep link with the structure as specified below with any QR code generator, and put that up in the venue. If an attendee scans the code, she 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.

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 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 to your CSM/contact person at Conference Compass.

The event ID can be found in the 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.

 

Later in 2022, support to generate them from the configurator will be added.