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Navigation Plugin Setup


First, add the Navigation plugin to your Flipper client instance:

import com.facebook.flipper.plugins.navigation.NavigationFlipperPlugin;

final FlipperClient client = AndroidFlipperClient.getInstance(this);

Navigation events in the app can then be recorded by calling sendNavigationEvent method of the NavigationFlipperPlugin instance from anywhere in the app. This enables the Navigation Plugin to be integrated into existing navigation frameworks.

The Navigation Plugin can be used with built-in Deep Links for Android.

To deep link to an activity, edit the AndroidManifest.xml and add the intent filter for the given activity, as follows:

<action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.BROWSABLE" />
<data android:scheme="flipper" android:host="deep_link_activity" />

This enables the user to jump to flipper://deep_link_activity within Flipper.

To log that navigation event in flipper, you can send the navigation event in the Activity's onCreate method, as follows:

public class DeepLinkActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
protected void onCreate(final Bundle savedInstanceState) {

Third party solutions​

The Navigation Plugin can easily be integrated into a third-party navigation framework.

DeepLinkDispatch will work out of the box with Flipper for navigating to links, including support for url parameters.

To add logging, simply add a BroadcastReceiver to your app that is called on any incoming deep links:

public class DeepLinkReceiver extends BroadcastReceiver {
private static final String TAG = "DeepLinkReceiver";

@Override public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {
String deepLinkUri = intent.getStringExtra(DeepLinkHandler.EXTRA_URI);
if (intent.getBooleanExtra(DeepLinkHandler.EXTRA_SUCCESSFUL, false)) {

public class DeepLinkApplication extends Application {
@Override public void onCreate() {
IntentFilter intentFilter = new IntentFilter(DeepLinkHandler.ACTION);
LocalBroadcastManager.getInstance(this).registerReceiver(new DeepLinkReceiver(), intentFilter);