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 a web notification to user’s 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 devices. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get assistance with setting up these badges.
Options of Notifications
In-app notifications/Push notifications
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:
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 are three options:
Set a filter to send notifications to some users. The filter requires:
Notes for your notification. Only visible to editors in Fliplet Studio
Select Now or Later. Now will send the notification instantly and it cannot be canceled. 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 canceled 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.
Click this button to see notification information to confirm before sending or scheduling.
This shows the list of notifications. Review notification information such as:
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.
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 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
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|