Friday, December 28, 2012

How to quickly build amazon affiliate links on an android device.

Mobile
I was attempting to build an amazon affiliate link on my phone for a pogoplug I bought the other day. I found it to be quite cumbersome. I knew there had to be an easier way!


Social
Additionally the links coming from amazon are long, and don't post well to social networks (read Twitter). I thought there had to be a better way, i searched the android market but just couldnt find anything that easy.

The App
So I wrote an android app to do it.
This app makes creating links trivial. I wanted the interface to be as simple as possible. There are only 4 buttons (possibly a 5th someday) from left to right, copy, share, help, settings).

Download Amazon Affiliates Link Generator.

How
Simply visit the amazon page from your Android, click share, select the Amazon Affiliates Link Generator. It will open up the app and allow you to reshare or copy the link.
Easy as pie!

Ads
This app has no ads, I decided the easiest way to help the developer is to use his amazon affiliates link occasionally. The tool automatically inserts my link occasionally into the passed in URL, this will be a fun expirement to see if its left as is. I would appreciate if you help me out, so I can keep creating useful apps this way!


Check out my other apps as well as Amazon Affiliate Link Generator

UPDATE: at the request of one of my reviews, I have made a paid version which never inserts my affiliate link in place of the users, check it out here: Amazon Affiliates Link Generator Paid