Your Mobile App includes a “Share” feature that makes it easy for your customers to share a link to your app with others. For this feature to work, MENU requires you to create a link on your Brand’s domain that will redirect to your iOS App Store / Google Play Store App Listing, depending on if the link is being opened on an iOS or Android device.
You can use this same link in your marketing to promote your Mobile App in print media or online
The Share Link needs to be created and provided to your Account Manager prior to app submission to the App Store & Google Play Store, but the final links to the respective App Store Listings are only known once the apps have passed the App Store review and have been published. Due to this, the Share Link should initially redirect to a fixed URL (for example your homepage) and as soon as the app has been published to the App Stores, your Account Manager will provide you with the final App Store Listing links that the Share Link should redirect to.
Share Link Format
You can define the format of your Share Link yourself, but we recommend to keep it short & memorable, so your customers could enter it manually themselves when seeing the link in print media, for example:
• https://app.myrestaurantbrand.com (subdomain)
Redirecting to App Store Listing
Your Share Link needs to redirect to the iOS App Store or Google Play Store depending on the operating system of the device that is opening the link. Depending on your technology environment, you should be able to read the operating system from the User-Agent header of the request:
• The User-Agent of Android devices always contains the string “android”
• The User-Agent of iOS devices contains the string “iPhone”, “iPad” or “iPod”
Using a third-party App Store Link provider
If you do not want to create the link on your own domain, you can opt for using a third-party App Store Link provider, such as onelink.to. The disadvantage of using such a service is that the link will be less intuitive for your customers, since it does not include your Brand’s domain.
In this case, please provide the created third-party link to your Account Manager prior to the app submission. Once the app has been published, your Account Manager will provide you with the App Store Listing links to add to your third-party share link.
Note that the use of a third-party App Store Link provider is at your sole discretion and not governed by any agreement with MENU.