Share your Android and iOS application with Google App Invites API

David Guerrero's blog

One of the most common features that we usually implement in our apps is the ability of the user to share the app with friends.
This is a great way to make our app grow and a free mechanism of user acquisition.

Normally we have implemented this functionality with some kind of custom message and allowing the user to send it by email, text message, etc.


Now we can achieve this with a much better user experience and customisable way using the new Google App Invites Beta API that was announced in the last Google I/O 2015.

With App Invites we not only can share the app but also send deep links, customised invite cards, link with Google Analytics to track the flow, etc.

Integrating the API

So lets start to set up our project adding the Google Play Services metadata in the app manifest:

Then we need to add…

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