I/O 2015: Google Announces App Link Enhancements
During the Google I/O Keynote, VP of Engineering Dave Burke announced that the Android M Developer Preview will include improved application linking features. Under the current system, Android is limited in its intent system when applications link to other applications, displaying the ‘App Chooser’ dialog box for the user to select how the link is handled. In the M Developer Preview, developers will be able to add an AutoVerify ability to application links, which is a line of code that verifies the app making the intent so that it can open directly.
In an example, Burke showed that a link to a Twitter post contained within an e-mail can now open the Twitter application directly, with a single tap.
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