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Pushwoosh is a free multi-platform push notification service, which enables developers, marketing reps and product owners to keep in touch with their app users, drive engagement, promote products, push up sales, and track the progress of the campaign with notifications. Providing almost instant access to the service, we take the load off developers who can focus on creating beautiful products, deploy them on multiple platforms and support push notifications to all these platforms at the same time.

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Pushwoosh Update: iBeacons, RSS Feeds, and other new features

Jul 24, 2014

Greetings,

We have released a new update of the Pushwoosh Control Panel with quite a few new features we’ve been discussing with our community lately, and some sufficient improvements of both front- and back-end. Here’s what’s new this time:

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RSS Feeds: you can make Pushwoosh send broadcast notifications with latest RSS feed entries to all your app subscribers. The feed is being called for updates every hour, but you can force-refresh it manually if needed. You can add multiple RSS feeds to each application.

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Beacons: you can now use your Beacon transmitters together with Pushwoosh in order to send push notifications to your customers based on three different events:

  1. When a device first detects any of your transmitters (e.g. say Hello to your customer);
  2. When it stays long enough in the Beacon range (e.g. offer your assistance);
  3. When it goes out of the Beacon range (e.g. say Goodbye).
We will definitely continue improving the Beacon-Pushwoosh functionality, and we’d love to know how you would like to utilize this technology together with push notifications. Please feel free to share your use cases with our team.

Dynamic Content

Dynamic Content: values of the default City and Country tags in dynamic content of your messages are pre-processed and humanized now, so the Country tag “uk” value will be displayed as United Kingdom on a device.

Besides, we have reworked our Statistics, added proper error response codes for Blackberry, updated to a new GeoIP database which now makes Country&City filtering more precise, updated our WordPress plugin, and made a few dozens of tiny yet necessary fixes and improvements.

Also, we have some other improvements that are available upon request now: new Integer tags, Timezoning feature, and Application Tags. App Tags will let you to set any of your tags to store its values for different applications separately.

That is, if two of your apps are installed on the same device, and both apps send different values of the same tag to Pushwoosh, these tag values for this very device will not intersect any more, and will be stored separately. All you have to do is enable the “Tag values are application-specific” checkbox when creating a tag.

These three improvements are expected to be online for all Pushwoosh accounts in a week time. If you would like to test it before that, just let us know, and we will activate it manually for your account.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance with new functionality, or if you have any thoughts on its further improvement.

SDK update note: Android Unity and Adobe AIR

Jul 21, 2014

Greetings,

Please note that we have updated our Android Unity and Android Adobe AIR SDKs with the fix of an issue that caused application crash on receiving the error response from the server. We strongly recommend updating your applications with the latest SDK version if you are using Unity or Adobe AIR.

Phonegap API and Guide changes

Jul 17, 2014

Greetings Phonegap users,

Please note that Phonegap API and our guides were recently changed.

Due to the support of the Windows Phone Phonegap we had to change the API for the Phonegap plugin starting with v3.1.0. Now the onDeviceReady function accepts PW_APPID as a parameter. Missing this parameter will lead to receiving the following error:

*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSRangeException', reason: '*** -[__NSArrayI objectAtIndex:]: index 0 beyond bounds for empty array’

The function call should be as follows:

pushNotification.onDeviceReady({pw_appid:"XXXX-XXXX"});

We strongly advise updating you project according to the updated guide, please refer to the Phonegap guide, the only changed functions are onDeviceReady and registerDevice.


IMPORTANT: These changes apply to the Phonegap CLI only, not Phonegap Build.

Urgent: Maintenance Downtime Rescheduled

Jun 10, 2014

Our apologies for the inconvenience, but we are forced to reschedule the downtime previously planned on 12:00 (noon) 11th of June, 2014.

The downtime is shifted 12 hours ahead, so the service will be closed for maintenance starting 12:00 (midnight) 12th of June, 2014 (CET time).

Pushwoosh will be back online by 2:00 AM 12th of June. We will do our best to shorten this period as much as possible.

Please check our Blog and Twitter for updates.

Weekend at Pushwoosh, Episode 02: Nokia is Back

Jun 02, 2014

During last years Nokia made its way to mobile markets of developing countries with the set of affordable yet full featured smartphones under the Asha brand. We used to support Nokia devices back in the days it ran Symbian, but it was deprecated because of low demand.

Today we are happy to officially release the Pushwoosh SDK for Nokia Asha devices, bringing Nokia back to the ranks of platforms supported by Pushwoosh. The integration process is pretty straightforward – as always, you can find it in our Guides.