What are Push Notifications on Android and iOS?
Push notices are straightforward messages conveyed from applications installed on a device.
Push notifications are broadly utilized on every single cell phone to share updated information or events.
On Android devices, when you get push notifications, the sender application’s symbol and a message show up in the status bar. At the point when the client taps the notification, he/she arrives on the application.
Push notification mobile web can be communicated to all clients (the case for marking efforts) or can likewise be sent to only a subset of clients, to share customized data.
On iOS, Apple includes a Notification Center, which is arranged in sequential order, and clients get to the Notification Center by swiping down from the top point of the screen. Android gadgets indicate new messages on the lock screen.
iOS gives clients a chance to alter push notification web service at an individual application level. Clients can turn sounds on or off, and pick the style that iOS uses to demonstrate a notification.
Clients can likewise control the red “Badge” demonstrating the quantity of new notification on an application’s home-screen symbol.
Android utilizes a standard banner approach that clients can’t change at an OS level.
What are remote Push Notifications?
Apple Push Notification service (APNs) is the centerpiece of the remote notifications feature. It is a robust, secure, and highly efficient service for app developers to propagate information to iOS (and, indirectly, watchOS), tvOS, and macOS devices.
What can Push Notifications do?
I am going to refer to Push Notifications as Push Notifications, PNs, APNs, Notifications, Remote Push Notifications, Remote Notifications and I will always have the same notion in mind.
Here is what you can do with APNs these days:
- Display a message.
- Play a sound.
- Set a badge icon on your app.
- Provide actions the user can act upon with or without opening the app.
- Show an image or other types of media.
- Be silent but ask the app to perform some action in the background.
However, before seeing any of the APNs magic happen, there is some configuration to be done! It will help us protect our precious remote notifications from possible invaders “robust, secure, and highly efficient”.
Stuff needed to be prepared Before APNS configuration can start
- A real iOS device. Simulators cannot receive notifications, unfortunately.
- Apple Developer Program Membership that is right, you need to finally pay what you have been avoiding to.
- A way to send notification payloads to your device a good way to do that is the simple to install and use Pusher app.