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 that link.

 

Currently, it's not possible with hubspot, because we cannot upload to the root folder. It's simple to fix, all that apple requires is for 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 asked support about this, and they agreed it's not currently possible, see 

https://integrate.hubspot.com/t/how-to-set-up-universal-links-in-hubspot-for-ios/7776

 

One possible solution: give us access to the /.well-known/ folder, without needing to give us access for the root folder.

 

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sharvey
New Contributor

I have come up against this same issue, not being able to upload an apple-app-site-association file means our iOS users can't have links open in their native apps.

 

As mentioned in the original post allowing uploads to a /.well-known/ folder would solve this issue and also be useful in other situations as well.

charlie_cooke
New Member

Hey! Has the universal link issue been looked into? It would also be important for Android. Our core product is a mobile app and the use case would be directing customers to specific places in our apps from our automation emails. 

 

A use case for us:

A customer searches for a rental property in multiple different locations in London & say has a high budget to spend on rent. We would recommend areas or properties which could also be of interest, based on our data. The CTA link would direct them straight there. 

 

Can't add any technical input Smiley Happy

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alponce
Regular Contributor

Hi Derek_Gervais,

 

I was unable to redirect the URL, it says "Reserved URL. The URL you used is reserved."

 

What I did was, I uploaded a json file in the HubSpot file directory, path is something like:

<domain>/hubfs/.well-known/assetlinks.json

 

Then, I pasted the above URL in the original URL input field under Settings > Add URL Redirect, and input this URL below in the Redirect to input field:

<domain>/.well-known/assetlinks.json

 

Please let me know if I am missing something. Many thanks!

 

Regards,

Crizette

 

Community Manager
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Hey @alponce

 

Is the original URL something you've copied directly from the file manager? It doesn't look exactly correct, but it's tough to say without seeing your account. The "Reserved URL" error generally occurs when the original & redirect URLs are swapped, or when there's already content at the Original URL.