Put Your Links to Work
"Blink is my new favorite way to create iTunes affiliate links on iOS."
— Federico Viticci
With the iTunes affiliate program you can link to media on the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store, the Mac App Store and the iBook Store and earn commissions from purchases made via those links, but creating affiliate links can be time-consuming and fiddly. Every link needs an affiliate token and if you use campaign tokens, it is tedious to track the tokens you use. Blink eliminates the friction of creating affiliate links by saving your tokens and other preferences so they are always available.
Blink is for anyone who has ever linked to an app, book, TV show, music or movie:
• Maybe you send links to the next book your book club is going to read;
• Or you have a Tumblr where you link to your favorite music and movies;
• Or you want to share the latest app you discovered with your Facebook friends.
With Blink you can make a link to share with just one person or a thousand, it's just as easy either way.
Blink is flexible. Use Blink to search across multiple stores simultaneously or convert existing links into ones supported by the affiliate program.
Blink is everywhere you need it. Blink has a powerful extension that makes link conversion available from other apps, so you can create links without switching apps. Blink also has URL scheme support, so you can incorporate it into workflows with other apps that support URL schemes.
"...this little utility is well crafted and immensely useful for me."
— Graham Spencer, MacStories.net
"The real power of Blink comes from its extension for frictionless affiliate link generation... without interrupting the flow of your work."
— Christian Zibreg, iDownload Blog
Use Blink to quickly search across multiple stores at one time. Blink makes it simple to switch between media types and find exactly what you want.
The affiliate program uses links in the itunes.apple.com and geo.itunes.apple.com formats. Blink recognizes the following types of links, converts them to affiliate links and adds your affiliate token and a campaign token:
Just paste any compatible link into Blink’s search box to generate an affiliate link with your credentials or use Blink’s extension or URL scheme to convert links on the fly.
"With a nice set of URL schemes, this is going to be part of my mobile writing workflow from now on."
— Stephen Hackett, 512pixels.net
Writers will appreciate the ability to generate standard affiliate links or Markdown-formatted links. Blink supports three Markdown link formats so you can choose one that fits your writing style best.
"If you write on iOS, you’ll find [Blink] extremely useful."
"...it’s a great tool for writers and bloggers who want to take advantage of affiliate linking without jumping back and forth between apps."
— Brett Terpstra, brettterpstra.com
Blink supports provider ID tokens that developers can add to their affiliate links to track the performance of their apps using iTunes Connect Analytics.
See Blink in Action:
Blink is unaffiliated with the iTunes affiliate program, Apple, Inc. or Performance Horizon Group.