DevBytes: App Indexing
As mobile apps become more pervasive, users are looking for relevant information not only from web sites but also from apps they have installed. You can enable Google to crawl through your app content and present your Android app as a destination to users through Google Search results, when that content corresponds to a web page that you own.
You can make it possible for Google Search to open specific content in your app by providing intent filters for your activities. Google Search app indexing complements this capability by presenting links to relevant app content alongside links to your web pages in users' search results. Users on mobile devices can then click on a link to open your app from their search results, allowing them to directly view your app's content instead of a web page.
To enable Google Search app indexing, you need to provide Google with information about the relationship between your app and web site. This process involves the following steps:
This class shows how to enable deep linking and indexing of your application content so that users can open this content directly from mobile search results.