Firebase Push Notifications in iOS and Android mobile app
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Published on: Jul 26, 2020
Updated on: Dec 14, 2021
To send notifications, a Cloud Messaging service is used, which enables us to send the messages to all the devices using HTTP requests.
Android devices, smartphones, web applications, and the latest stuff provide an excellent opportunity to keep intact with our modern world. Being a part of this demanding society helps individuals interact for self-based learning easily. Many features are being added to smartphones to increase the modern lifestyle and living standards. All the latest electronic equipment from mobile phones to self-driven cars, whether used for communication purposes or for meeting the necessary standards, allows users to be aware of all the latest news through push notifications.
The first push notification service was provided by APPLE, namely Apple Push Notification Service (APNs). Google also contributed to this by providing its services on the android platform from May 2013.
Push notification is a pop-up message displayed on screens of electronic devices, usually on smartphones. They are similar to the SMS text messages but are only sent to those users who have installed the applications. The app developers can easily send these messages to the users in advertisements and more.
There are a complete procedure and service, providing help to develop applications through this platform. The Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) helps the developers easily communicate between servers and devices through messages and notifications on IOS and Android mobile applications without any additional charges.
You can also specify targeted messages using behaviors provided for devices having a subscription to a specific domain. These push notifications on Firebase can easily be customized in appearing sounds, priorities, transferring of data & expiration dates. These notifications can also be organized using a foreground application. Firebase helps you develop a quality-based application as each function works independently, and if grouped, they provide valuable benefits.
WHY ARE PUSH NOTIFICATIONS USED?
As messages through emails don't get the desired attention. Push notifications can be used for various purposes like
- Verifying Connection information.
- Weather updates.
- Sports Score.
- Latest News.
- Change in any conveyance reservation.
HOW TO CHECK FIREBASE PUSH NOTIFICATION SERVICE:
1- Download and install the application.
2- Now, select "Notifications composer" for sending a new notification.
3- From here, you can select to send a test message to get notified.
There are a lot of advantages of using the Firebase push notification service such as
- No encoding scheme or programming is required to send push notifications and messages as these services are fully combined through Google Analytics for Firebase
- Different types (versions) of notifications can easily be tested using A/B testing service with remote configuration provided by Google optimization.
It is notified that you must have an FCM registration token to grant access to all the services is also provided that you have to enable the Google services for your mobile application