Rich Push Notifications iOS    
This topic is assigned to Victor Robu

--Admin--
Jul 19, 2018 11:31 AM
OVERVIEW


Rich Push Notification Messages will help you interact better with your End User. You will be able to send more detailed and informative Push Notification Messages using Media Files and Actionable Button.
Rich Push Notification is working on devices:
  • With iOS Version 10.0 and higher.
  • Starting from iPhone 6 and higher

HOW TO ENABLE


Please note that, Rich Push Notification is a Paid Service. You need to purchase an App based Subscription Plan in order to use the Rich Push Notification and Actionable Buttons.

If you chose 'Build & Review' submission type follow instructions from point 1


If you chose 'Build & Publish under my account' submission type follow instructions from point 2

If you chose 'Instant Ad Hoc' submission type follow instructions from point 3

1Build & Review submission type:


Proceed with the Submission Process for your app. Follow this tutorial.

Enable the Rich Push Notification option from the Submission Process. See screenshot



1.1. Enable the Push Notification Option for your App.

1.2. Enable the Rich Push Notification Option for your app.

1.3. In order to use Rich Push Notification on iOS, you need to create the second Bundle with the '.rich' extension, this is mandatory. After, need to create a additional Mobile Provisioning Profile for the second Bundle, and upload it here.

Uploader will validate the format of the Mobile Provisioning Profile which will be uploaded.

Initial Bundle: com.organization.app
Rich Bundle: com.organization.app.rich

Create a Mobile Provisioning Profile for the Bundle with '.rich' extension and upload it here.

2. Build & Publish under my account submission type:


Proceed with the Submission Process for your app. Follow this tutorial.

Enable the Rich Push Notification option from the Submission Process. See screenshot



2.1. Enable the Push Notification Option for your App.

2.2. Enable the Rich Push Notification Option for your app.

Our Build Engineers will create all the required certificates for you using your Apple Developer Account.

3. Instant Ad Hoc submission type:


Proceed with the Submission Process for your app. Follow this tutorial.

Enable the Rich Push Notification option from the Submission Process. See screenshot


3.1. Enable the Push Notification Option for your App.

3.2. Enable the Rich Push Notification Option for your app.

3.3. In order to use Rich Push Notification on iOS, you need to create the second Bundle with the '.rich' extension, this is mandatory. After, need to create a additional Mobile Provisioning Profile for the second Bundle, and upload it here.

* Please note that the AdHoc Mobile Provisioning Profile is different from App Store Mobile Provisioning Profile. If you uploaded already a Mobile Provisioning Profile in the 'Build & Publish under my account' submission type, you still need another Mobile Provisioning Profile for 'Instant Ad Hoc' submission type.

Uploader will validate the format of the Mobile Provisioning Profile which will be uploaded.

Initial Bundle: com.organization.app
Rich Bundle: com.organization.app.rich

Create a Mobile Provisioning Profile for the Bundle with '.rich' extension and upload it here.


HOW TO SEND


Go to My Applications-> *Your_App_Name* -> Push Notifications


1. Switch. This switch allow you to change the Push Notification Type from Simple Push Notification ( free ) to Rich Push Notification and Actionable Buttons ( Paid )

2. Title. Set jus the perfect tile for your Announcement. Clear,  and with the focus on what your announcement is about.


3. Message. Expose your thoughts, or the details about the supper offer you are giving away to your customers. It's up to you how you compose the message of the Push Notification.


4. Action. This option allow you to catch the user if the user is not using the 'view push details' by swiping right. The page you select in action button, will be open inside the app if the user press directly on the push notification.


5. Media will allow your Notification to look more professional. The richer the Notification is the more chances you have to attract the user.


Media, you are able to send the following Media Types ( Image, Gif, Audio, Video)

Local
  • / jpeg / gif / png / up to 10 MB
  • / wav / mp3 /m4a (*.mp4) / up to 5 MB
  • / mp4 / up to  50 MB
External
Ensure that your are using only HTTPS:// external resources.
  • / jpeg / gif / png / up to 10 MB
  • / wav / mp3 /m4a (*.mp4) / up to 5 MB
  • / mpeg / mpeg2 / mp4 / up to 50 MB


6. Button. Action Button is the best what a Rich Push Notification can offer fo you and your clients. Buttons will provide a better interaction with the Rich Push Notifications. A Rich Push Notification Message may contain up to 5 buttons and you can configure these buttons as you like.

At the moment we offer the following options:

6.1. Close - Pressing a Button with such action will just close the Rich Push Notification.

6.2. Local - Show a DropDown with all available pages from the app. Pressing on such button will redirect user to the selected page.

6.3. External - In the input field you can indicate an external URL which will be opened afterwards in the app after pressing on the button.

6.4. Location - Opens the location you selected from the map inside your mobile phone with available navigation app.

6.5. Email - Prompts user to send an email to an indicated email address using the default email app.

6.6. Call - Allow users to perform the Call operation with already indicated number.

6.7. SMS - Allow users to send an SMS to the already predefined number with the default sms app from the device.

7. Simulator. All the changes your make in the editor zone are reflected in the simulator from the right side. In order to give you an example of how Push Notification will look on the device. 

Don't forget about the action button when you are receiving the Rich Push Notification:





Thank you for using SeattleClouds platform!


Jul 22, 2018 07:37 PM
At last, we see some new features being added to SC. Excellent job. Thanks


Nov 06, 2018 06:36 PM
Hi, 
I am wondering when we will see a scheduled push notification service. 
It would be great if clients can have access to a site for loading push notifications in advance. ie birthday messages or event reminders.

Thanks



--Admin--
Nov 07, 2018 12:47 PM
Hello Thomas,

We are planning to implement such scheduler in the near future on SeattleClouds Platform.

Unfortunately, I do not have an exact ETA, however I would like you to know that we appreciate very much your feedback.

Please let us know if any questions appear.

Best regards,
Victor
SC Team

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