This integration is maintained by Airship. Please contact Airship for support.

AppsFlyer is a popular mobile attribution platform. With the bi-directional integration between Airship and AppsFlyer, you can import attribution data from AppsFlyer to segment and personalize messages, as well as send events back to AppsFlyer via Airship Real-Time Data StreamingA service that delivers engagement events in real time via the Data Streaming API or an Airship partner integration. (RTDS).

Airship ingests media source, campaign, campaign ID, attributed Ad ID, or attributed adgroup AppsFlyer parameters as Airship attributes and then sends RTDS events back to AppsFlyer. This enables AppsFlyer to analyze Airship-driven message response.

AppsFlyer Integration Requirements

  • Accounts
    1. AppsFlyer
    2. Airship
  • Airship project
    • The Airship SDK must use the same user identity as the AppsFlyer SDK.

Configuring the Inbound Integration

In Airship:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Under Project Configuration, select Manage for Partner Integrations.
  3. Select AppsFlyer.
  4. Select Configure for the inbound integration and follow the onscreen instructions to:

Configuring the Outbound Integration

In Airship:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Under Project Configuration, select Manage for Partner Integrations.
  3. Select AppsFlyer.
  4. Select Configure for the outbound integration and follow the onscreen instructions to:
    • Activate Airship RTDS as a partner in AppsFlyer
    • Select the Airship events to send to Appsflyer

Android Example for Associating User IDs

Bi-directional integration with AppsFlyer
import ...
// AppsFlyer Imports
import android.util.Log;
import com.appsflyer.AppsFlyerLib;
import com.appsflyer.AppsFlyerConversionListener;

public class SampleApplication extends Application {
    private static final String AF_DEV_KEY = "YOUR_DEV_KEY_FROM_APP_SETTINGS";
    public void onCreate() {
        AppsFlyerLib.getInstance().init(AF_DEV_KEY, conversionListener, this);
		// Associating the channelID with AppsFlyerLib
        HashMap<String, Object> customData = new HashMap<String,Object>();
        String channelId = UAirship.shared().getChannel().getId();
        customData.put("android_channel", channelId);

Email Deep Linking with AppsFlyer

You can use AppsFlyer OneLink to create deep links that direct a user from emails to your app or other content. OneLink handles deep links intelligently, so that your links open in your app when possible, but will resolve to a web browser if your users open links on a desktop computer or do not have your app installed. OneLink can be configured to work with Airship emails.

Complete these requirements in any order:

  1. Configure a link tracking domain in Airship — A working click tracking domain is a prerequisite for this integration. Please contact Airship Support if you do not know your domain address or have not yet set one up.

  2. Host your Apple App Site Association (AASA) file — On the same domain you have configured for click tracking you will need to host the AASA file that will be responsible for opening the app in a deep link scenario. For help with generating or configuring an AASA file contact AppsFlyer support.

  3. Configure the AppsFlyer SDK (iOS V6.0.4 and Android V6.0.0 or later only) — You will need the AppsFlyer SDK in your application to handle deep links. See: AppsFlyer getting started guide.