You can send emails and push notifications from Ometria with links that direct your customers to screens in your mobile app (provided the customer has your app installed on their device).
If the recipient doesn't have your app installed, the links will open in their browser.
To get started with deep linking, you need to integrate your mobile app with Ometria.
URLs in push notifications
For push notification links, you need to use our SDKs to expose functionality to access the URL and other parameters:
You or your development team will then need to implement the mapping and routing URLs to your desired app screens.
URLs in emails
The URLs in Ometria emails are tracking links which allow us to collect click data and attribute orders to clicks from campaigns.
We do this by routing the URLs to Sparkpost, our email sending service. Sparkpost notifies Ometria when a link gets clicked, then the web client is redirected to the original link pointing to your webpage.
When directing to a mobile app screen, these tracking URLs need to reach the app first, and then tracking takes place before the app is handed the URL to your website (which can then be mapped to specific app screens).
For these links to reach the mobile app, a 2-way association needs to be established between the app and the tracking domain.
Configuring the tracking domain
In order for the mobile app and operating system (OS) to verify the association, you need to host an association file behind the tracking domain, and the tracking domain must be an TLS/SSL-secured domain - this is a system requirement from Apple and Android.
First, create the association files using the steps relevant to your OS:
Once the association files are created, raise a request with support and:
- ask them to set up an TLS/SSL-enabled tracking domain
- attach your association file(s) and ask them to set these up behind the new domain.
Setting up the TLS/SSL-enabled tracking domain will require some work on your end as you are the owner of the DNS config to your website.
Configuring your app
Both your app and the mobile operating system need to know that the URL’s domain is associated with the app.
Follow the relevant SDK Readme to map the tracking domain to the app:
Next you need to make sure that the tracking takes place and that the app gets the original URL pointing to your website.
Ometria provides a helper function for this step - you pass the tracking URL and the function follows the HTTP redirect and returns the original URL.
You can then map this URL to your preferred mobile app screens.
- Ometria iOS SDK - processing universal links inside the app
- Ometria Android SDK - processing app links inside the app
- Ometria React Native SDK - processing app links inside the app
- Home page
- Basket page with contents (for abandoned basket campaigns - see below for more information)
- Product details pages, PDPs (for abandoned browse and price drop campaigns)
- Product category pages, PLPs (for abandoned category campaigns)
- Orders page
If you use these features in your mobile app you might also want to map the following:
- Loyalty page
- Wishlist page
- ...and any other pages relevant to your marketing use cases