New: Send Push Messages With Your Smartphone

App Building, New Features Jerry Lieveld 28 Apr 2015

Apps are all about user engagement, and push messages are powerful engagement tools. So we have made sending push messages even easier: deliver messages directly from your app with your own smartphone.

Let’s say you have an event and all attendees should know there is a delay in the program. Don’t start up your laptop or call the Communications Department. Just grab your smartphone, open your event app and send out the message. Traffic jam or detour? Inform your visitors within seconds!

To use push messages (also known as push notifications) you no longer have to login to the app CMS. Simply open the app on your phone and engage with your app users instantly and on the go.

This feature is, as always, free to use. Add it to any AppMachine app you make.

How to get the new push message feature?

All our app builders can activate this new feature easily in our app CMS for apps that already have been published. Just follow the detailed step by step information in the support documentation at our Help Center. You can also use the CMS to define which users can send push messages.

You can keep push messages for later reading as a service for your app users. Normally push messages are gone after reading, but when you add the Push Messages building block, your app will keep showing the last 10 messages.

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