Configuring the Mapping
Firebase Dynamic Links only support http/s links. Since Purple Apps use the purple:// scheme, you need to configure a mapping from your Dynamic Links domain to the Purple Action URLs / Deep Links. This is done by using a file called deeplink_mappings.json which is located under Purple Manager's Dynamic Resources.
Within this file, you will need to use regular expressions.
One example is the URL you want to use for your dynamic deep link within your app. For example, something like http://www.mybeautifulurl.com/article/
Using regular expressions, the URL will be converted into:
- You have created the following short URL for your dynamic link: Short-URL: https://mybrandlink.page.link/test
- The deeplink URL points towards an article you want to share: deeplink URL: https://mybrand.com/article/09876412345
The mapping should then look like this:
This setup leads to the following scenario:
The following link is shared via Mail or other communications channels:
The customer clicks on that link and the following happens:
Desktop PC The customer opens the URL https://mybrand.com/article/09876412345 in the Browser.
Android/iOS The customer opens the app (if installed, else the Store is opened to offer the download of the app) and the mapping would do the following:
and open the respective article within the app.
After configuring the deeplinks_mapping.json it needs to be stored within the default folder of your dynamic content. To do so, follow this steps:
- Go to Purple Manager, Apps, and click on the three dot menu
- Click on 'Dynamic', and download the Dynamic Content
- Insert the 'deeplink_mappings.json' file to the folder
- Upload the Dynamic content folder to Purple Manager again.
- Now You can perform the testing of your created Dynamic Links.