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Notifications

What are Notifications?

Notifications are messages or alerts that are sent from your app to your users. 

Fliplet offers two types of notifications: In-app and push notifications. These can be used together or separately. 

In-app notifications require adding a notification inbox component to the app screen where you want notifications to appear. The published notifications are displayed on this component for users to view.

For push notifications, you must configure your app to ask users for permission to send notifications to their device. You must also publish the app to the Google Play and Apple App stores with certain push notification requirements. 

Fliplet Viewer only supports testing of in-app notifications - it does not support testing and viewing of push notifications. Your app must be published on the Apple App Store, Google Play, or as an enterprise app before you can test push notifications. Users must also allow push notifications on your app for your messages to reach them.

Why use Notifications?

Notifications are typically used to keep your users informed of new content or features in your app or updates with your organization. A number badge indicating new notifications will be shown in the hamburger or bottom bar menu every time users open your app. You may contact support@fliplet.com to get assistance with setting up these badges.

Options of Notifications

In-app notifications/Push notifications

New notification

Click this button to create a new notification

Enter notification title

Enter a title of not more than 50 characters in this box. This is a required field.

Enter notification message

Enter a message of not more than 235 characters in this box. This is a required field.

Redirect users to a screen when they open the notification

Check this box to redirect users to the designated app screen when they open the notification

Select a screen

Select a screen from the list. Required when Redirect users to a screen is enabled (see above).

Add query parameter

If you want to open a specific screen with a query, add the query here. Read this article for more information.

Select an animation

Select an animation from the list. Set to Slide Left by default.

Preview target screen

Click this button to show how the selected screen will look when a notification is clicked

Status (In-app notifications only)

This is set to Draft by default. Draft notifications can be tested in Production Studio and Fliplet Viewer. Change this to Published to immediately send the in-app notification to your users. 

Also send a push notification to the devices (In-app notifications only)

Check this box to send a push notification together with the in-app notification

Review & Send Notification

Click this button to show a preview of the notification (see Notification Preview below)

Notifications list

This shows the list of notifications, when they were created, their status, and publication dates

Edit button

Click this button to open the notification for editing. Notifications can still be edited and updated in the inbox after sending but the number badge in the menu will not be updated.

Delete button

Click this button to show a confirmation message, where you need to click Delete notification to completely remove the notifications.

Notification preview

Send notification

Click this button to send the notification. For in-app notifications, if the Status is set to Draft, the notification will be visible in Production Studio and Fliplet Viewer. If the Status is set to Published, clicking this button immediately sends the notification to users. Push notifications are always immediately sent to users.


Permission popup

Permission popup title

The default title of the permission popup is displayed in this box. This is editable. 

Permission popup message

The default message of the permission popup is displayed in this box. This is editable. 

Show notification popup automatically

This is not checked by default. When checked, it will display the notification popup automatically on the first screen of the app. If you leave this option unchecked, you must follow the instructions to manually trigger the notification. 

Manually show the popup on a specific screen

If you want the popup to appear on a specific screen, then copy the code and paste it into the Developer options on that particular screen.

Apps inside a portal shouldn't request users to subscribe to push notifications. 

Check this box to ensure that users of your portal apps are not shown the Permission popup. This is only applicable for live apps in a portal 

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