The Adjust Mobile Measurement Glossary
Welcome to Adjust's Mobile Marketing Glossary, where you'll find everything you need to know for a successful mobile ad campaign, and beyond. New to Mobile Marketing, or trying to broaden your industry knowledge? We've defined everything from User Acquisition to Deep Linking to help you build your knowledge – get ready to learn and dive in!
Universal Linking | Universal Links | Definition
What is universal linking?
Universal linking is Apple’s method of launching apps on iOS when linked from a website. Universal Links are a particular protocol for deep linking that are exclusive to Apple devices (available in iOS version 9 and above).
What makes universal links different?
There aren’t many differences between them and traditional deep links, other than that they are exclusive to Apple devices. However, they do offer a USP of being able to open a web page from application.
In terms of implementation, adding universal links is also similar to deep links, though instead of defining a custom URL scheme, a universal link matches a set of web pages to locations in-app. When a user opens a web page which is matched as described, iOS automatically redirects the user to the app.
Universal linking and Adjust
Adjust have integrated universal linking on the platform as part of our deep linking offering. If you’re setting up for the first time, our universal linking documentation is our helping hand that can guide you through the process. You can also find more information by reading our deep linking guide.