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Apple App Site Association


#1

Hi,

I am trying to use iOS Universal links in my app and my developer asked me to host a AASA JSON file in my webflow website.
Here is the documentation for AASA.
https://blog.branch.io/what-is-an-aasa-apple-app-site-association-file/

I created a page and added the following code in the body section of the Page’s custom code section but it doesn’t work:

{
    "applinks": {
        "apps": [],
        "details": [
            {
                "appID": “masking-it-like-this-so-it-is-not-public”,
                "paths": [ "*" ]
            }
        ]
    }
}

Please see the attached image on the results from a AASA Validator that explains the problem.

Based on that feedback, I then appended the following code to the JSON above.

      <Files apple-app-site-association >
                Header set Content-Type "application/json"
            </Files >
{
        "applinks": {
            "apps": [],
            "details": [
                {
                    "appID": “masking-it-like-this-so-it-is-not-public”,
                    "paths": [ "*" ]
                }
            ]
        }
    }

But placing the full JSON code in Header section or Body section of the page seem to make no difference. It doesn’t work.

Appreciate your help on how to fix this.

Thanks much.
Kiran K.


#2

You cannot upload and host your own files on Webflow, other than the following listed here https://university.webflow.com/article/asset-manager

ALSO, you cannot specify the path of the uploaded assets, and you’ll get a random filename/URL.


#3

Woah. That’s a bummer. It will be a shame to move out of Webflow hosting for just this one reason.
In any case, thanks Sam for your response.


#5

Am facing the same problem. Hope anyone here can help me too. Thanks in advance.
Regards,
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#6

Hi - did anyone com up with a solution for this. It’s crazy that this isn’t supported as so many websites have Apple mobile apps?

I look forward to hearing from you.


#7

Hi Nick. Nope. Didn’t hear from Webflow.
Looks like not many people are asking for it, so.

Yeah it is a bummer.


#8

hey @kkirank - so we came up with a solution. We ended up hosting the main domain and then redirecting all traffic other than /apple-app-site-association to site.unmind.com, which is where we now host the webflow website. As we use AWS I setup a Lambda@edge function with CloudFront to manage this rather than maintaining a server.

I hope this helps.