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AffiliateRedirection.h
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NSURL+Itunes.h
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README.md

README.md

AffiliateRedirection

With AffiliateRedirection you will increase the user experience in iOS Apps. This classes open Affiliate links avoiding the double jump (stutter step) between App -> Safari -> App Store, or opening the SKStoreProductViewController with the proper app after doing the URL redirection of the affiliate link. Get revenues without leaving the App. OPENING THE iTUNES LINK IN YOUR APP WON"T GIVE YOU ANY REVENUE, BECAUSE THE "affiliate ID" or "affiliate token" CAN NOT BE PASS TO THE SKStoreProductViewController.

This Class works opening a NSURLConnection asynchronously and given the final URL when the redirection is complete.

It works with affiliate links like LinkShare, TradeDoubler, Georiot,...

The library has been tested iOS 4.3+ and ARC environments.

Important note if your project doesn't use ARC: you must add the-fobjc-arc compiler flag to *.m in Target Settings > Build Phases > Compile Sources

Set up your Xcode project

  • Add into your project the following classes:

    AffiliateRedirection.h AffiliateRedirection.m NSURL+Itunes.h NSURL+Itunes.m

  • You need to add Store Kit Framework in your project.

        Target -> Build Phases -> Link Binary With Libraries
    

Click on the + button to Add StoreKit.framework. Set it as Optional is the iOS target is lower than iOS 6.

  • Finally you must add SKStoreProductViewControllerDelegate in your View Controller and implement this method to dismiss SKStoreProductViewController
- (void)productViewControllerDidFinish:(SKStoreProductViewController *)viewController
{
        [viewController dismissViewControllerAnimated:YES completion:nil];
}

How to

  • Import the AffilateRedirection class in your View Controller: #import "AffiliateRedirection.h"

  • You can use one of the following methods to get the iTunes URL after the redirection:

- (void)openAffiliateRedirectionWith:(NSURL*)affilateURL
                                   block:(AffiliateRedirectionBlock)block;
  • This is only for iOS 6+
- (void)openAffiliateRedirectionWith:(NSURL*)affilateURL
                   productViewController:(id)delegate
                                   block:(AffiliateRedirectionBlock)block;
  • Also NSURL+Itunes.h and NSURL+Itunes.m is a category of NSURL. This category is used to check if a URL is an iTunes URL as well as a parser to get the productID and the affiliateID of an iTunes URL.

  • Example (iOS 6 and lower)

[affilateRedirection openAffiliateRedirectionWith:affiliateLink
                                productViewController:self
                                                block:^(NSURL *itunesURL, NSError *error) {
            if (error) {
                 if (!itunesURL) {
                    UIAlertView *av = [[UIAlertView alloc] initWithTitle:@"Error"
                                                                 message:error.localizedDescription
                                                                delegate:nil
                                                       cancelButtonTitle:@"OK"
                                                       otherButtonTitles:nil, nil];
                    [av show];
                }
                else {
                    [[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:itunesURL];
                }            
            }
                                     }];

Test the class

You can run the tests in Xcode. Open AffiliateRedirection/AffiliateRedirection.xcodeproj.

Authors

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2013 Javier Venegas

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.