Pushwoosh supports Cordova 2.7
May 6, 2013
Some of our colleagues sometimes even consider it as a downside, since it’s hard to keep up. We, on the other hand, encourage such behavior, since it shows active development behind the product. Starting today, our plugins for PhoneGap support Cordova 2.7, and we hope that this will be helpful for those who are eager to upgrade right away. Check out our GitHub repo:
It is worth mentioning that the official Push Plugin by PhoneGap is not compatible with Cordova 2.7 yet.
Our Guides: Now in German
Apr 3, 2013
Unsere Leitfaden stehen für euch ab sofort auch in der deutschen Sprache zur Verfügung! Ist dies nicht geil? Alles ist jetzt auf unserer Homepage zu finden, also wartet nicht länger, besucht http://www.pushwoosh.com/de/programming-push-notification/ und holt euch die Hilfe zur Integration unseres Produktes mit eurer Plattform in eurer Muttersprache! Viel Spaß!
From now on our guides are also available in German! How cool is that? You can find them on our homepage so don´t hesitate, visit http://www.pushwoosh.com/de/programming-push-notification/ and get the help to integrate our product with your platform in your native language! Have fun!
Apple UDID: Why All the Hassle?
Apr 1, 2013
Good day, everyone!
Recently there was quite a buzz about one small announcement in the Apple Developer Portal:
Starting May 1, the App Store will no longer accept new apps or app updates that access UDIDs. Please update your apps and servers to associate users with the Vendor or Advertising identifiers introduced in iOS 6. You can find more details in the UIDevice Class Reference.
We have received numerous requests from our concerned users asking whether they need to change their apps that use Pushwoosh SDK. The answer is:
Our team has long known that UDIDs are being deprecated by Apple, and we have never used UDIDs in our SDK and plugins. The hardware ID in our samples has nothing to do with UDIDs. Therefore, please don’t be worried about rebuilding your app according to these new limitations.
It does not mean, that you should not make any updates though. Updates are always good for business; as a mobile development company we learned it the hard way. We always look forward to your new app features and game scenarios!
Smart Tips: Android Notification Header
Mar 7, 2013
Did you know that now you can change the title of your push notifications sent to Android* devices? Yes, there are some perks in using different operating systems; all of them have their own advantages.
All you need is to use the “Header” field in our Advanced Form (check it out in your Control Panel!), or use the special parameter in your createMessage request:
"android_header":"header", // Optional. Android notification header
* requires our latest SDK for Android
Duplicated Messages with GCM
Feb 27, 2013
Some of our users reported that GCM is now experiencing issues with duplicated messages being delivered to their devices.
There is no official confirmation from Google yet. The issue is being monitored by our developers. Please see this thread for details:
Our plugin for WordPress
Jan 29, 2013
It’s finally here. Today we present a WordPress plugin for Pushwoosh, which lets you send push notifications along with new posts and pages published on your website.
As always, it’s all very simple. You need to do is to download the plugin directly at
After you install and activate the plugin, you need to add your Pushwoosh Application Code and your API Access Token in the Plugin Settings page:
That’s all! Now you are ready to send push notifications with WordPress. How does it work? It works like a charm.
In the Add New Post or Add New Page section you will see the following field right above the Publish view:
You can enter the text to be sent as a push notification when this page is published and make sure that you have checked the option to send your message.
If you save your page as a Draft, your message will be saved as a part of it, and you can decide whether you would like to send your push notification later.
If you have a Cron script that allows you to publish your pages as Scheduled, the push notification will be sent along with the scheduled page.
Do you still have questions? Feel free to contact us!
* This plugin uses our Remote API feature, that is why you need to be on the Premium account (or higher) to use it.
Did you know that you can select Pushwoosh as your service at Zapier? If you do not want to create your own backend, but you would like to simply the hassle of all of your web apps talking to each other, you can pick two of them and trigger an event if one of them following an event in the other.
For instance, you can set up push notifications being sent automatically upon creation of a new webinar in your GoToMeeting account.
You can now connect Pushwoosh to over 100 services and there is no coding required. We believe that easy and elegant solutions like Zapier are the next generations of services which will save time and efforts for many of our customers!
PhoneGap users together with our team should feel very special now, since there is a second blog post in a row made by Holly Schinsky on Pushwoosh integration for PhoneGap. This time all eyes are on Geozones! We recommend reading this blog post for those who are interested in adding geo-fencing features to their push notification options.
Pushwoosh is getting better every day (or so we hope), so there are some nice additions already!
For example, you can now set the range of the Geozone directly on the map:
… and we keep them coming.
Good day, everyone!
We would recommend reading it to every developer who is looking for a hands-on example of implementation of our PhoneGap push notifications plugin.
Upcoming Maintenance and Upgrades
Dec 4, 2012
The holiday season has started and we are foreseeing extremely high activity, since you will be busy with sending all these push notifications. So much to tell about, so many people to congratulate, so many offers to share! We want to help you in the best possible way and we are going to make our service even faster and more efficient than before!
Tomorrow we will introduce a major upgrade to the physical servers behind our cloud. This might cause some delays in performance, however, we do not expect downtime. The scheduled maintenance time is December 5, 09.00-12.00 (GMT). Again, we expect delays only, there will be no downtime.
This will also bring new features to Pushwoosh. Even though holidays are almost here, we are far from taking a break. Check out our blog for the upcoming news!