Over on Twitter, @nickfreefall asked us an interesting question:

Can you add into your html a link behind your facebook so a user can click on using mobile/table and the app opens up, not a mobile facebook or a facebook webpage, if the user has the facebook app on their device?

Basically, Nick wants to know if there is a way to link to a native app from an email without dumping a subscriber into the browser.

Our Campfire room quickly started looking into the subject. Justine mentioned a service called Deeplink.me, which looked like a good idea. A few of our developers mentioned the idea of "intents" on Android and an alternate method of iOS.

Does anyone have experience with this? If so, what have you found works best for this situation?