Facebook introduces its open source, cross-platform app linking program

By | May 2, 2014
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The Social networking massive Facebook has unveiled its open source, cross-platform app linking program.  The AppLinks is a multi-platform mobile linking standard, by which allows for direct linking from app to app.



Facebook introduces its open source, cross-platform app linking program

The Facebook is introducing this service. By this App Links program the developers to directly link users to specific content within their apps and to others, by avoiding the mobile browser completely. The tech giants such as Apple, Google and even Microsoft have all been developing a similar kind of  linking initiatives, but because of the cross-platform nature of the company.

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There are many major developers and services which are adopting the system such as  Hulu, Quip, Dropbox, Spotify, Pinterest, and Flixster among others.  The Facebook’s apps are saying that they are  already support AppLinks as well.



The  Apple has made it slightly easier to implement links of this nature on its platform over the  couple years, whereas Google launched a mobile app indexing initiative of its own in the last year. It indexes apps, similar to its web crawlers and then links users directly to that content inside of an app. At the time, Google had signed on some supporters like Wikipedia, IMDb and Open Table