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. The notification will automatically also be sent as web notification to users browsers, if they have allowed it. 

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.

How to Send Notifications

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

Create new

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 250 characters in this box. This is a required field.

Add a link

This is to set an action for the notification when the user taps/clicks on it. Options are: 

  • No link – default set to no link

  • Link to screen

  • Link to web page

Link to screen

Select a screen from the list. The list will show all screens available in your app. Optionally add a query parameter, read this article for more information, and preview the targeted screen.

Link to web page

Add the url for the web page. 

Save as draft 

Save the notification as a draft. This won’t make it visible to any users but will appear in your list of notifications

Send a notification to…

Decide the audience for the notification. There’s three options:

  • All users – default set to All users

  • Signed in users

  • Test devices

Add filter

Set a filter to send notification to some users. The filter requires:

  • Field name 

  • Rule 

  • Value

Notes

Notes for your notification. Only visible to editors in Fliplet Studio

Send notification…

Select Now or Later. Now will send the notification instantly and it cannot be cancelled. Later allows you to set a date and time for your notification in the future. If a notification is set for the future it can be cancelled and amended at a later time.

Show notification as…

Select In-app notification and/or Push notification. You can send either as In-app or Push, or combine the two. If your app doesn’t have push configured you cannot select Push notification here. 

Review 

Click this button to see notification information to confirm before sending or scheduling. 

Notifications list

This shows the list of notifications. Review notification information such as:

  • Title and message

  • Status

  • Links

  • Notes

  • Number of users the notification was sent to 

 

Edit button

Click this button to open the notification for editing. Only notifications that have a future date or are in draft status can be edited. Sent notifications can not be edited. 

Delete button

Click this button to show a confirmation message, where you need to click Delete notification to completely remove the notifications. If a notification has been sent, the in-app notification will be deleted. If the notification has been scheduled for later the notification will not be sent at the scheduled time. 

 

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 whenever the user opens the app next. 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 in the Javascript box 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 apps live through a portal