Our Twitter cards support deep linking for our Android app as described here: https://dev.twitter.com/docs/cards/app-installs-and-deep-linking
However, it seems that links in tweets are still sent to the Android OS as redirects through t.co. This means the OS doesn’t realize that it should be opening our Android app and sends the user to the browser first. The browser then redirects to the app if the defaults are configured correctly.
This is a suboptimal experience. The Twitter Android app can probably follow the redirect itself to get the real URL or whatever other system Twitter has for knowing the real URL and then present that to the Android OS to open.
There is this related issue, but it’s from 2011:
Are there any plans to fix this problem (either what I described or just fixing the issue I linked)?