Datenshi Datenshi - 4 months ago 12x
Android Question

Opening android deep links from app

I am implementing deep links inside my app and could not find a way, or example about opening them from inside my own app. For example: I wish that opening certain banner would open

link which would lead to another activity inside my app. How can I do that ?


In the manifest you should register the deep linking scheme.

    <activity android:name=".DeepLinkingActivity"
        android:configChanges="orientation|screenSize" >
            <action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW" />
            <category android:name="android.intent.category.BROWSABLE" />
            <category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
            <data android:scheme="myapp" />

With this the DeepLinkingActivity will open when the the link with the defined scheme is clicked. And in the activity handle what to do:

private final String GAME_LINK = "game";
private final String VIDEO_LINK = "video";

private static String PASSED_LINK = "PassedLink";

public static Intent createIntent(String link, Context context) {
    Intent intent = new Intent(context, DeepLinkingActivity.class);
    intent.putExtra(PASSED_LINK, link);
    return intent;

public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    String host;
    String link = getIntent().getStringExtra(PASSED_LINK);
    if(TextUtils.isEmpty(link)) {
       Intent intent = getIntent();
        if (intent.getData() != null) {
            Uri data = intent.getData();
            host = data.getHost();
        } else {
           // No links
    } else {
          Uri data = Uri.parse(link);
          host = data.getHost();

    if(host.equals(GAME_LINK))  {
        // myapp://game/
        // Do something
    } else if(host.equals(VIDEO_LINK)){
        // myapp://video/
        // Do something
    } else {
        // Do something

Then you can call from your widget:

widget.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
        public void onClick(View view) {
            startActivity(DeepLinkingActivity.createIntent("linik_for_this_wiget"), getContext());

If you have links in WebView you could also override shouldOverrideUrlLoading