I/O 2015: Google Announces App Link Enhancements

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.

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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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Mike McCrary
Mike McCrary

A part time audio engineer and full time gadget lover, Mike McCrary has been interested in mobile technology since acquiring a T-Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition in 2002, and in computer technology in general since first booting up an Apple II GS computer. His first foray into the Android realm was in 2008 with the T-Mobile G1, and he has been involved with the platform ever since. His passion of both music and technology has lead to him pursuing the main goal of combing both into a fun and rewarding career. His other interests include dogs, pro-wrestling, gaming, and Monster Energy Drinks.