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Automatic Push Notifications

How to set up an automatic push notification

Automatic push notifications are connected to regularly updated content in your app (eg: your blog or Facebook posts). They save you time by sending an automatic push notification every time you release your new content.

Once setup your app will detect your new content and automatically send out a new push notification to your app users, this new push links directly to your new content.

The first thing you will need to do is to log into your app management portal using the credentials we supplied to you when your app was released.

1: Setup

In the tab Users > Push > Schedule, you can schedule the automatic dispatch of notifications each time new content is added to one of your sections in your application. 

Select the concerned section of your application, possibly the sub-category, and if you want, add a prefix to your alerts (a little introductory text to your messages, in the example above, “New Article:” ).

You have the option to create an unlimited number of sending rules (avoid overwhelming your users with push notifications or you will run the risk of them deactivating notifications on their devices, and even uninstalling your app).

As with normal push notification  it’s possible to target scheduled push notification recipients and to modify the notification sound and the Apple badge display.

2: Choose the moment during which the push notification will be sent to your users:

In the dropdown menu “Send this message” you can have 3 options:
Any time: the automatic notifications will be sent each time content is published in your section.
During opening hours: the automatic notifications will be sent during the time slots indicated for each day of the week. The “Copy” button allows you to automatically apply the same hours to every day of the week.
During a specific time span: the automatic notifications will be sent only during a given period.

3: Click “Schedule” button on the right (under the preview)

Your automatic notification is now scheduled .
 

4: List of scheduled notifications

Go to the tab Users > Push > Scheduled.

You can deactivate one or more rules with the ON/OFF button, see the message content, targeting settings being used, statistics, as well as the status of the notification (green: automatic push active ; black: automatic push deactivated ; clock: one-time notification scheduled for the future).
You can edit a scheduled notification by clicking it.
To delete it, click “X”.