Today at its now annual f8 developer conference in San Francisco, Facebook has announced the launch of App Links, a tool that enables developers to link from one native mobile app to another.
Facebook’s goal is to make mobile apps feel less isolated from one another by creating a universal standard. App Links also enables web apps to link directly to native apps.
Here’s a look at the new service, which supports Android, Windows Phone, and iOS:
On launch, participating services include Spotify, Pinterest, Vimeo, Hulu, Flickr, and more.
Observers have long-expected Facebook to launch a mobile ad network at f8, extending its news feed and page ads far beyond its internal social network. Additional leaks include a potential e-commerce product and a new way of linking between apps on mobile devices.
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