iOS/Android/Windows Push Notifications

Wish to see a specific feature/change in future releases? Feel free to post it here, and if it gets enough "likes", we'd definitely include it in future releases!
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thecomputerchap
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iOS/Android/Windows Push Notifications

Post by thecomputerchap » 2017-07-02 22:07

I am noticing that more and more websites are using push notifications to keep their users up to date with news etc. I haven't looked into how this is done yet but it seems to be more and more an essential part of our modern life.

I was wondering what is needed to integrate this feature into AppGini. Like I said, I don't know how it works but I would assume that you need some type of gateway?

Are there any bright minds out there that could give suggestions on how such a feat could be achieved? Working examples would be fantastic if possible!

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Re: iOS/Android/Windows Push Notifications

Post by grimblefritz » 2017-07-03 00:32

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=send+push+notifications+using+php

The next question will be: Is this something that could be integrated into AG?

I can see a simplified alert process being made available, which developers could access via hooks, but I do not see any pre-defined alerts (or alert hook points) being feasible. Alert on what, when, saying what, under what conditions, addressed to whom, etc? That's a tough problem to solve, and one that would vary greatly between applications. And it would be a royal PITA to code and maintain.

I'd rather see Ahmad spend his time on integrated reports ;)

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Re: iOS/Android/Windows Push Notifications

Post by thecomputerchap » 2017-07-05 10:25

I've got alerts already via email. When a user updates a particular record, it sends an email to another user. But what I'd love is for them to actually get an iOS notification for example, using the iOS notification system.

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Re: iOS/Android/Windows Push Notifications

Post by grimblefritz » 2017-07-05 13:52

If you've already coded an email alert, then it should be relatively straightforward to add one of the googled examples for push notifications.

Unless your audience is locked into the Appleverse, I would provide for both iOS and Android.

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