[Update: As of iOS 9, Apple no longer supports the URI / URL scheme mentioned in the intro below. Branch Metrics provides a great overview of the switch to the new scheme, called Universal Links. Everything else in this post regarding deep linking strategies for growth still applies.]
For the uninitiated, app deep linking is a fancy way to refer to a URL that points to a specific part of an app. It’s analogous to a URL that points to a subfolder of a website. For example, Instagram assigns a deep link to every user’s profile: [Read more…]
I’m a big fan of Fab.com CEO Jason Goldberg’s product philosophy. He recently wrote a blog post of 90 things he learned from founding 4 technology companies, and every point is a gem. Here are my favorite four: [Read more…]
Tracking the referral sources of downloads for your native mobile app, and what people do after downloading, is difficult. The app store acts as a “black hole” and breaks the conversion funnel between a referral source (i.e. organic keywords) and a conversion inside your app (i.e. a purchase). I’ll
vent write more about this later.
Most app landing pages have an “Available in the App Store” badge that links directly [Read more…]