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Mastering iOS 10 Programming by Donny Wals

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Chapter 14.  Making the Web and your App Meet through Universal Links

In the previous chapter, we put a lot of emphasis on getting your app noticed in Spotlight. One key part which we merely skimmed over is Universal Links. Implementing Universal Links benefits your apps more broadly than just making them visible in Spotlight search which is why they deserve an entire chapter to themselves.

Universal Links were introduced in iOS 9 to improve the user's experience when opening links that point to resources on the web. Before iOS 9, apps had to rely on a custom URL scheme and if you wanted to automatically redirect users from the web into your app you had to do so with JavaScript.

This chapter provides an overview of Universal Links and how they ...

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