I wanted to post this as I’ve struggled to find decent examples on deep linking and how to get it to work.

  • Add to your website site metadata along the lines of :-
Deep linking for Cowbell - Website metadata

Website Metadata for Cowbell

  • Make sure your App manifest file has the correct entries to match, in the activity section.
Deep linking - Cowbell - Android Manifest

Deep linking – Cowbell – Android Manifest

  • Test your configuration works by setting up a Run Configuration in Android Developer Studio. ADS should show you the available URLs to match against in the app.
Deep linking - Cowbell - Run Configuration

Deep linking – Cowbell – Run Configuration

  • Running in ADS should kick off your app.

You can see Cowbell and my other work on Google Play.