Deep Links in Android using Jetpack Compose
A deep link is a URL that is used to direct users to a specific page or specific activity within the application. We can also pass data to our application with the help of these deep links. In this article, we will take a look at How to implement Deep Links in Android using Jetpack Compose.
Step by Step Implementation
Step 1: Create a New Project in Android Studio
To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. While choosing the template, select Empty Compose Activity. If you do not find this template, try upgrading the Android Studio to the latest version. We demonstrated the application in Kotlin, so make sure you select Kotlin as the primary language while creating a New Project.
Step 2: Adding a new color in the Color.kt file
Navigate to app > java > your app’s package name > ui.theme > Color.kt file and add the below code to it. Comments are added in the code to get to know in detail.
Step 3: Working with the AndroidManifest.xml file
Navigate to the app > AndroidManifest.xml and add the below code to it. As we are creating a deep link for our MainActivity.kt file so we have to add this code in the MainActivity part. Below is the code which is to be added to the AndroidManifext.xml file. Comments are added in the code to get to know in more detail.
Complete code for the AndroidManifest.xml file is given below.
Step 4: Working with the MainActivity.kt file
Go to the MainActivity.kt file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the MainActivity.kt file. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.
Now run your application to see the output of it.