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Swallowing The Cookie: Converting Affiliate Parameters Into The Affiliate Cookie

Cookie Monster

Last week we began a three-part series taking a look at the behind-the-scenes processes that occur as URLs resolve within an app, and what you, as a developer, can do to ensure both the UX and your commissions are preserved. 

In our final installment, we bring your attention to an uncommon but dirty little devil of an affiliate-related problem we call “Swallowing the Cookie”.  This issue can happen when code has been implemented into an app or SDK to improve the user experience around resolving a link but interferes with correctly setting the affiliate cookie.

By implementing the code that Apple has provided, QA 1629, this issue can easily be avoided. However, if you’re seeing a high number of affiliated clicks, no commissions after waiting for the reporting lag, and have implemented code to keep links from opening in Safari, you could be unknowingly reversing your affiliate-linking efforts:

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Preserving the UX: How To Avoid The iOS “Stutter Step”

Stutter Step

This is the first in a three-part series of entries in which we’ll look at the behind-the-scenes processes that occur when resolving URLs from within an app, and what actions you, as a developer, can do to preserve your affiliate commissions and the experience of your users:

Have you ever clicked on a link within an iOS app, and then watched helplessly as your device jumps from the app to Mobile Safari, then to another app or into the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBookstore? There’s a name for this user experience faux pas, and it’s called the “Stutter Step”.