How To: Create Links that Open Your App

Posted on 12. November 2021 by Jan Bunk

Image with text: Deep Linking into Your App

You can use deep links on your website to open a page inside your app - provided that the app is installed on the user's device.

Creating a Deep Link

First, you need to find you app's ID. To do so, please click here. In this guide will use the app id 600 as an example.

Then, decide on the URL you want the app to show, when the deep link is clicked. Let's use as an example.

Now, to turn your URL into a deep link URL, replace the URL scheme (usually https or http) with webtoappAPPID. So in our example the resulting URL would be webtoapp600://

That's it! You can now use this URL on your website, for example in a link tag like this:

<a href="webtoapp600://">Open in app</a>

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Author Jan Bunk
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Jan Bunk

This website is operated by me, Jan, and my team. I have previously developed a bunch of apps for clients and my own projects. Back in 2019 I noticed that none of the existing website to app converters provide the kind of service I'd expect as a customer. That inspired me to develop a better solution - By now, the apps I've created with my team have already been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times from the app stores.