Apple iPhone SE with iOS 13.5.1:
When I open an Amazon hyperlink from an email or imessage it will launch the Amazon app and before it can fully open, Safari will hijack the link and open Amazon in Safari.
I don't want Safari to do this. I want to view Amazon links in the Amazon app. Safari does not do this with other app links like Yelp and Quora. Quora links launch and open Quora app with no Safari hijacking.
I have tried clearing all cache and web data in Safari. I have deleted and reinstalled the Amazon app. It still does the same thing.
Google searches have become fruitless as it seems most people prefer to view Amazon in the browser vs. the app, which puts me in the minority and makes it difficult to find information on my problem (Opinion: Is it just me, or has the Google's search function degraded over the past few years?).
I haven't been able to isolate whether this is an iPhone/iOS problem or it is an Amazon app problem.
Edit: (Requested information)
I have the latest Amazon app installed v15.12.6
Here is the example link that gets "hijacked":
Rebooted my phone and it made no difference.
For some reason I thought being on wifi vs LTE 4G would make a difference. It didn't.
I tested a few links from the "amazon.com/apple-app-site-association".
These links launched the app and were not kicked to Safari:
This is a link found in the "apple-app-site-association" and it was kicked to Safari:
These links were kicked to Safari:
In the "apple-app-site-association" I found this:
So according to the "apple-app-site-association" this link should not be kicked to Safari, but it does:
opens in Safari and is then kicked to the Amazon app and then the Amazon kicks it back to Safari and Safari opens it up to:
Does all of this testing indicate a bug in the Amazon app with its URL handling? Declared associations are not being properly handled. Can anyone else confirm the behavior?