Using Beaconstac's beacons, you can drive users to either- 

  1. Open your app
  2. Install your app

This feature is known as App Intent. 

Here's how you can use App Intent to send users to your business page on Facebook.

Please note that links to are not supported on Nearby Notifications and if you wish to drive users to your app, you will have to choose App Intent. 

For the sake of clarity, we will be using Uber's example to demonstrate how to use App Intent on Beaconstac.

Steps to use App Intent on Beaconstac

Step 1: Open the Beaconstac dashboard

Step 2: Click on Beacons from the left-hand panel

Step 3: Click on a Beacon that you wish to use the App Intent with

Step 4: Scroll all the way down to App Intent and toggle the button to switch on App Intent

Step 5*: Type in the Intent Scheme, intent path, app package name and Web URL fallback. The Web URL fallback comes in handy if the app is not already installed on a user's device.

For Uber, this is how it will appear:

The intent path can be changed to perform a particular function within the app. Here in Uber's case, it takes you to 'Set Pickup Location' within the Uber app. But, it can also be amended to 'Your Trips' or 'Help' or any other path within the app.

*For Step 5, it is recommended that you seek the help of the developer who developed your app and go through the app documentation to get the information.

How does the App Intent work for the user?

Users get a notification on their smartphone - same as other beacon notifications. 

The only difference with App Intent is that once they click on the notification, they are directly taken to the Uber App instead of a markdown card or a form.

In case, a user does not already have the Uber App, it redirects them to the play store to download the app. This is made possible due to the Web URL fallback.

You can follow the same sequence of steps to drive users to open/install your app.

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