Social Referral System?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by funmeer, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. funmeer macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    Was looking at rolling my own social referral system in my app. Starting to code it up and found that it actually takes a lot of infrastructure.

    Does anyone know of any third parties that might help with this? I need to produce URLs that can track when it's been shared and when it gets installed. I see lots of apps give out codes that new users can put in to close the loop but I feel like that is really clunky.

    I really like how Venmo did it, but I don't force Facebook integration so it wouldn't work for me.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

    ArtOfWarfare

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    In your app, generate a link that points at your server. When the link is clicked, you know about it and redirect it to wherever it's supposed to go. That way you know when users click on links sent by other users. It doesn't translate to actual downloads, but I don't think there's any way of figuring that out without asking for some info from the user when they first launch the application.
     
  3. funmeer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks ArtOfWarfare! I kept googling and found a pretty interesting service.

    developer.appsp.in - it seems like they are able to verify the download and their API seems pretty easy to use. What do you think?
     

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