How to set up universal links in hubspot for iOS?

rlegrand
Member

Hi,
I’m trying to set up iOS deep linking for apps (universal links). In order to do this, apple requires us to host a static json file at https://mycompany.com/.well-known/apple-app-site-association. See apple documentation: https://developer.apple.com/library/content/documentation/General/Conceptual/AppSearch/UniversalLink...

I uploaded the apple-app-site-association file using hubspot’s file manager, but the closest option I could get for a link is https://mycompany.com/hubfs/.well-known/apple-app-site-association
Using hubspot, how do I make the url be https://mycompany.com/.well-known/apple-app-site-association ?

Note: My question relates to this, FTP access limited permissions, but even if I use the suggested FTP client (Fetch), it will not let me upload to the root directory.

This question, which is asking the same thing, was never answered:

Hello! We’re building an iOS app, and want to set up the links in our Hubspot emails to open in our app as universal links. The problem here is that the links are wrapped in click-tracking links that target URLs on Hubspot’s domains; and in order to set up universal links we need to set up an Apple “site association” file on the targeted domains. Has anyone done this before with Hubspot? Can you please point us in the right direction to make this happen? Thanks! -Noemi

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Derek_Gervais
HubSpot Employee

Hi @rlegrand,

This isn’t possible with HubSpot-hosted domains because it’s not possible to host files at the root directory. That said, I can totally see the use case here. I’m happy to pass this along internally, but if you have the inclination I would encourage you to check out the Ideas Forum on the HubSpot Community. There, you can create a post including your use case that product and other customers can see.

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rlegrand
Member

Hi @Derek_Gervais,

Thanks for the response. I added a post to the community:

Support for apple iOS universal links (deep links).

Hi, Companies that have custom iOS apps need to be able to support universal links (deep links). This is where a user gets a link (via email or through other means), taps on that link, and then iOS automatically opens the company app referenced in...


Please note my suggested solution at the end: you could give us access to the /.well-known/ folder, without needing to give us access to the root folder.

ahass0227
Member

Hey @rlegrand,

Interesting use case you brought up. I’m with AppLink.io, a mobile app analytics platform that connects apps to HubSpot.

We’re currently working on a deep-linking feature for our integrations. I’d love to chat with you more to learn about your exact use case and see if it fits into our product.

Adam Hass
AppLink.io

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rlegrand
Member

Hi @Adam_Hass,

Thanks for the response. Looks like a pretty interesting product! Right now we’re trying to use deep linking with our current setup and existing app, and I don’t think it will work with another 3rd party service. Please keep me posted for when you do have support for deep-linking, we’ll definitely re-evaluate then.

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ahass0227
Member
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MariaMilea
Contributor | Diamond Partner

Hi @ahass0227 - I was trying to look over the documentation but it looks like it's not available any longer? https://support.applink.io/hc/en-us/sections/360001903411-HubSpot

Thank you!