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Here Comes Xcode 8!

Here Comes Xcode 8!

Oct 11, 2016

The season of hot releases by Apple is in full swing. Recently, Apple introduced the new version of Xcode. We just couldn’t pay no attention to this release as it makes the push configuration process pretty much different from how it was before.

Here is the overview of how Xcode 8 has changed the way push notifications are enabled in native and cross-platform projects.

First things first

First of all, it was a new parameter added to Xcode settings, and you shall not miss it if you want to run your push campaigns successfully and keep them safe and sound.

Xcode 8

Please don’t forget to toggle Push Notifications as a Capability in the Capabilities tab of your project. Otherwise, your app won’t be able to subscribe to receive push notifications.

What about plugins?

Adobe Air

Here is how to enable push notifications for your Adobe Air project:

< Entitlements >
            < ![CDATA[
            < key>aps-environment< /key>
            < string>development< /string>
            ]]>
< /Entitlements >  

Please check out the sample for the full info.

Appcelerator Titanium

Titanium has push notifications enabled by default, meaning that iOS 10 release won’t affect our plugin somehow. So there is nothing to worry about!

Cordova

All those who use the current version of Cordova should consider the following. The ability to enable Push Notifications as a Capability will be released only in Cordova iOS version 4.3.0.

Marmalade

Marmalade plugin is working properly. If you launch your Marmalade project in Xcode, you have to enable push notifications manually as per the screen above.

React Native

React Native plugin uses native components and push notifications there are enabled just like in a native Xcode project.

Unity

Unity doesn’t support entitlements yet. In order to enable push notifications in your Unity project you have to do it manually in Xcode, as you can see on the screen above.

We are keeping an eye on platforms’ updates to inform you of any further releases and let you know as soon as they are fully compatible with Xcode 8. Please contact us if you have any questions. We highly appreciate when you leave a feedback. It helps us make Pushwoosh a better service for everyone!

Pushwoosh Introduces Rich Push Notifications for iOS 10 Devices

The release of iOS 10 has redefined the mobile engagement and made push campaigns so diverse you can hardly imagine! You are now able to level up your iOS pushes with Rich Media content by adding images, GIFs, audio and video files. Today’s push notifications are getting smarter and more interactive, letting you choose how to react!

rich_push

What About 3D Touch?

Rich content gives massive opportunities to build your own remarkable push campaign. 3D Touch makes a difference changing the way users respond to push notification. Back in days, you could either close the push or tap it to open a URL or an app. Now you can explore the rich content a push message is sharing right from the lock screen or notification center! This makes push messaging far less annoying and provides app subscribers with a brand new level of user experience.

The range of rich media types are truly vast and can be used to make a push message as personal and appealing as possible.

For example, sport apps can impress their users with smashing highlights in real time, being spectacular and relevant at the same time!

News agencies can send audio and video to give users a short summary of breaking news. Retailers are now able to send personalized offers with high-quality banners and showcases. Geo-tracking app’s owners can now use animated routes to show travelers the best directions.

Regardless of the industry, Rich Push Notifications are the right way to give your audience a valuable, enhanced experience and distinguish your product. That’s why we just can’t image a reason why you shouldn’t try this amazing iOS 10 feature right now!

How to Integrate iOS 10 Rich Notifications to the Project

Please check our iOS configuration guide and iOS10 Notification Service Extension example to enable Rich Push Notifications. Also please note that we’ve released Pushwoosh iOS SDK 4.1.3 to improve stability.

Don’t hesitate to reach out! If you have any questions or inquiries, please drop us a line via help@pushwoosh.com or Contact Us form on our website. We are always here to help you.

We are extremely excited to provide new updates regarding overall improvements of the entire Pushwoosh system.

Now it’s time to rock the boat and release the feature that is high in-demand for many product owners all over the world.

Pushwoosh Unreal Engine Plugin Beta 0.1 for iOS and Android Released

Unreal Engine is known as one of the most widespread and powerful game engines. From this point forward, you can make your mobile game talk using push notifications powered by Pushwoosh. Make your project talk to your users and inform them of new updates and game changes!

Prerequisites

What Makes Pushwoosh Unreal Engine Plugin so Special?

This is the first Pushwoosh plugin that requires no coding to be integrated! Allow us to repeat this one more time, this Pushwoosh plugin requires no coding to be integrated! Literally, zero lines of code are needed to integrate the plugin to your project. The only settings you need to configure the project are Application Id and Project Number. Both of them are presented in the editor.

Unreal Engine Plugin

The only action you need to perform is simple “drag and drop” manipulation.

Unreal Engine Plugin

Please check out our guide before starting your integration!

For those who like more sophisticated approach and would like to integrate their project manually we have the C++ integration guide.

Please note that Android libraries used by Unreal Engine are a bit outdated while Pushwoosh supports the latest versions of Google Play and Android Support libraries. That may cause some unexpected issues on Android devices. We are working in collaboration with Unreal team to exclude any discrepancies in the code and will inform you of any related updates.

Stay tuned for more Pushwoosh updates and don’t hesitate to contact us via help@pushwoosh.com or Contact Us form on our website. You can also ping us on Twitter or Facebook. As we always get inspiration from our users, please leave your feedback so we can continue improving the plugin and make it better for you!

We have a very important announcement for all who send push notifications to iOS devices.

Due to the changes in iOS 10 you need to upgrade your Pushwoosh iOS SDK as soon as possible. The latest version 4.1.2 of the SDK is fully compatible with iOS 10 devices.

In order to exclude any discrepancies and keep your push campaigns up and running please make sure you have the latest version of Pushwoosh iOS SDK.

Should you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to drop us a line on help@pushwoosh.com or Contact US form.

Pushwoosh Assists NFL Teams With Customer Engagement & Experience

Aug 19, 2016
Pushwoosh Assists NFL

Push notifications are rapidly rushing into the media world. Sports keep up-to-date with evolving technologies and strive for better user experience of their fans, engaging them with up-to-the-minute information. Pushwoosh, well-known for staying on the top of technology trends, partners with the football giants to help them maintain the highest level of fan experience.

The Indianapolis Colts

Integration with Pushwoosh allows Colts Official Mobile App to provide fans with relevant alerts about the team, events, scores and highlights. Fans want to receive real-time information and the Colts are at the forefront of this technology advancement. What is also crucial, fans get breaking news updates and live streaming press conferences directly from the team, not from the 3rd parties.

“The Colts have always been dedicated and committed to our fans, their experience and ability to receive updates as they happen in real-time. By giving fans an enhanced experience, they know that the Official Colts App will be the first place to receive this information,” says Dan Plumlee, Director of Digital Platforms for the Indianapolis Colts.

The San Diego Chargers

Every company faces the necessity to send information quickly and in an efficient manner. The Chargers partnered with Pushwoosh to deliver a valuable information to end users in the most efficient, cost effective and fastest way. Real time communication became possible for Chargers Mobile App users.

“The ability for the Chargers Fans to receive up-to-the-minute scores, player updates, interviews and video via our mobile app has taken us one step further towards our commitment to the fan experience,” says Nicoletta Ruhl, Director of Digital for the San Diego Chargers. “We want our app to be the official location for our fans to receive information about our team.”

What about Pushwoosh?

With the ever changing environment within sports it’s essential to keep your fans engaged with the relevant and real-time information. In Pushwoosh we’re more than excited to work on new challenging projects with such world-class organizations like The Indianapolis Colts and The San Diego Chargers to enhance their user experience, customer engagement, acquisition, retention and conversion. The best is yet to come!

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