2018 02 10 14 18 10

Firebase Dynamic Links

AbbaMobile App, User Experience

If you are not using Firebase Dynamic links, you are missing out on some pretty cool features. As a developer you may run into issues where you have published your mobile apps on various platforms like iOS, Android, Windows, etc with each having a different app store URL.

Firebase Dynamic URLs simplifies the management of URLs so you don't write code to check for browsers and/or platforms to redirect users appropriately. Additionally you can use dynamic links to deep link users to specific content within your app.

I had published a popular mobile app, ezstockspro (this is a firebase dynamic link) several years ago on both iOS and Android. So I would publish 2 different URLs to this app everywhere. Additionally, I would write code to check if the user clicked the link from a desktop browser or whether it was a user on mobile device (iOS or Android).

With the discovery of Firebase Dynamic links, I simplified my URL linking strategy quite significantly. I now use one Firebase URL which does the following:

Firebase Dynamic Links