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Testing Deep-Link URLs using ADB

varunbarad profile image Varun Barad Originally published at varunbarad.com on ・1 min read

ADB is a treasure trove and I regularly keep finding some gem from it. Recently I was working on creating some new deep-link integrations for the company I work at. The below command fires an event similar to one that gets fired when we click on a link in the device itself.

The pattern for command to trigger the deep-link is as below:

adb shell am start -a android.intent.action.VIEW -d "your-link-goes-inside-these-quotes"

Example

adb shell am start -a android.intent.action.VIEW -d "https://varunbarad.com/blog"

This was just a quick ADB tip that I have learnt and wanted to share with you. If you have any more such tips or tricks, I would love to hear about them on twitter thread for this article. Feel free to contact me for anything else that you would like to talk about @varun_barad.

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