Can I use the (Web) Push API with hybrid mobile apps?

Many developers have asked if they can use Pushpad for sending push notifications to their hybrid mobile apps. Basically they want to use the W3C Push API inside a WebView. That would make sense, because a WebView is a sort of browser embedded inside an application. Continue reading “Can I use the (Web) Push API with hybrid mobile apps?”

Marketing with QR codes and web push notifications

Web push notifications have more features and are much cheaper compared to traditional SMS. They are generally the best choice for online businesses. However they have a drawback for physical stores: it can be hard to make the user subscribe. For SMS it is much easier: you just need to collect the phone number through a form (e.g. using paper). For web push is different: you need to tell the user to visit a given website in order to subscribe. Or… you can use QR codes! Continue reading “Marketing with QR codes and web push notifications”

Unique notifications in a period of time (prevent duplicated notifications)

Sometimes an event can be triggered very frequently. However you want to send a notification to the user only once in a period of time: for example you may want to notify the event with at most one notification every hour (or day, etc.). Continue reading “Unique notifications in a period of time (prevent duplicated notifications)”