All Tapstream campaigns support Onboarding.

Onboarding allows you to send users to a deep destination when they follow a Tapstream campaign.

If the user doesn't have your app, Tapstream will redirect them to a fallback destination you define for their platform. When they install your app, you can use Onboarding to find out what their intended deep link destination was. (Refer to your platform's SDK documentation for details.)

App requirements

To deep link on iOS, your app must have a registered URL scheme. Check Apple's documentation on registered URL schemes for more information on adding a registered URL scheme to your app.

To deep link on Android, you need to construct an Android Intent URL. Check Google's docs on Android Intents for instructions on how to do this.

You will also need to implement the latest Tapstream SDK, including the Onboarding capability.

Adding Onboarding destinations to your campaign

You can add Onboarding destinations to any campaign.

When creating or editing a campaign, click the Advanced button next to the "Your App's URL" field.

Create a new destination for each platform you want to use Onboarding on by taking the following steps:

  • Press Create New Destination
  • Enter a destination name (like "iPhone Deep Link")
  • Enter a deep link destination URL. Your deep link destination URL must either match your iOS Registered URL schema, or your Android app's intent URL schema.
  • Select your target platform from the "Device" dropdown. Make sure you choose the Registered URL option for iOS devices or the Intent URL option for Android devices.
  • Optionally, add a fallback destination for each target platform. The fallback destination should be your app's App Store or Google Play URL.

Now that your Tapstream campaign has deep link and fallback destinations defined for each target platform, you can begin using your campaign link. Devices that already have your app installed will be passed through the deep link destination; devices that do not have your app installed will be taken to the fallback destination.