Sharing Your App With Links

Links

The Links tab is used to help share your app online - particularly via email, your website, and social media.

Once you've uploaded your apps, the Links tab will help you create one link called the "Share Link". This will automatically open the correct app store depending on the type of device used.

  • So for example, if you posted this link on social media, if anyone using an Android clicks the link, it will open your app in the Google Play Store. If an iPhone user clicks that same link, it will open your app in Apple's App Store. (Essentially - this saves you from having to post multiple links).
  • Note - Ensure you've uploaded the first version of your app to Apple and Google before creating these links.

In addition, there's a piece of code called the "Copy Website Pop-Up Embed Code". if you post this piece of code IN THE HEAD section on any web page, it will automatically create a popup directing users to download your app.

Here's an example of what this looks like on an iPhone:

Note - this may not work on all websites, but will work on most.


Apple Store App Link
  • This is the link to your app in Apple's App Store. To add your app's link, click the EDIT button, and paste the link in.

The easiest way to get the link to your app's App Store product page is this:

  • Go into App Store Connect and select your app. On the left menu, navigate to the "App Information" tab.
  • Scroll to the bottom and click View On App Store

  • Copy the URL of your app, and paste it directly into the "Apple Store App Link" in 22apps.

Alternatively, you can search your app like this:

  • Go to this link:
  • https://theappstore.org/
  • Search your app's name
    • Note - it must already be approved by Apple and uploaded to appear in the App Store

  • Select your app from the list. This will take you to your app's App Store page.
    • You may need to filter your search to help locate your app easier. Click the options on the left menu to better specify your app's details, and it should be easier to find while searching.


Google Play Store App Link
  • This is the link to your app in the Google Play Store. To add your app's link, click the EDIT button, and paste the link in.

The easiest way to get the link to your app's Google Play Store product page is this:

  • Go into Google Play Console and select your app.
  • Navigate to the dashboard and click View On Google Play

  • Copy the URL of your app, and paste it directly into the "Google Play Store App Link" in 22apps.

Alternatively, you can search your app like this:

  • Select your app from the list. This will take you to your app's Google Play Store page.

  • Note - if your app isn't showing up yet after recently uploading, you might have to wait a day or two.
    • Also, to find your app easier, you may need to filter the search to just Android Devices.

Social Media Image

  • This is the image that will be shown when you share your app's link via social media - for example, a Facebook post.
  • To upload your image, click on upload, then choose your photo.
Social Media Headline
  • This will be the headline that will be shown when sharing your app's link via social media. To edit, click EDIT. 
Social Media Description
  • Under the headline, your description will be shown while sharing your app's link via social media. This can be a brief description about what your app is about and what it does. To edit your description, click EDIT. 
Copy Website Pop-Up Embed Code
  • This long string of text is a piece of code called the "Copy Website Pop-Up Embed Code".
  • If you post this piece of code on any web page, it will automatically create a popup directing users to download your app.

Here's an example of what this looks like on an iPhone:

Grab Your Share URL:

  • This is the link that automatically opens the correct app store depending on the type of device used.
  • So for example, if you posted this link on social media, if anyone using an Android clicks the link, it will open your app in the Google Play Store. If an iPhone user clicks that same link, it will open your app in Apple's App Store. (Essentially - this saves you from having to post multiple links).

If you have any questions about this article, feel free to reach out to our support team! We're happy to help.