This feature is available with some paid plans
Bitly offers SDKs for both Android and iOS to complement and improve our mobile deep linking capabilities. It's required to create Universal Links and Android App Links, the industry-standard mobile deep linking methods.
To learn how to install the SDK for each operating system, visit these pages on our site for developers:
What you need to know about the Bitly SDK
The Bitly SDK is lightweight, at around 1MB.
There are a number of benefits of using the SDK to create Universal Links and Android App Links, compared to the legacy deep linking method of Custom Scheme links:
- Automation: Configure your apps for mobile deep linking once, and each link takes your audience to the best place to view your content.
- Deferred deep linking: If someone doesn't have your app installed, your deep links can direct them to the app store; after they install it, they're automatically taken to your content.
- Improved data collection: The SDK is required to collect App Open and App Install data.
The Bitly SDK also offers support for:
- Android Instant Apps
- Shortening links directly from your app