Push Notifications

Last updated 29 days ago

User retention in apps is hard and Push Notifications powered by One Signal can be a very valuable asset to engage with your app audience after they have downloaded your app

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However, like ads, being overly aggressive can backfire and have a negative effect on your users. Annoying notifications--those that are irrelevant and too frequent--are the number one reason why users uninstall mobile apps.

App type

Frequency

Content

E-commerce

Sales

Coupon code

Game

App updates

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We recommend limiting push notifications to content that will be welcomed by a large majority of your users. Less is more!

Most of the work you do to use push notifications in your app will be on the One Signal interface. On Thunkable, you simply drag and drop the component in and add the One Signal API key.

Set up with One Signal

One Signal is a free service that supports unlimited devices and notifications

Connecting One Signal with your app

After dragging and dropping the Push Notifications component to your app, go to the App Settings page of your app and copy the One Signal App ID into the properties of the Push Notifications component

Property

Description

One Signal App ID

Corresponds to the One Signal App ID on the App Settings page of One Signal

Create a message on One Signal

Add your app icon and title accent color (optional)

If you want to use your app icon as your notification icon, you simply enter the letters "ya" into the small icon field

Specify the launch url (optional)

Push immediately or schedule the notification

One Signal allows users to send a push notification immediately or schedule one for later. You can also select their more intelligent timing that optimizes for a user's timezone or most likely to click time.

IMPORTANT: It may take a few minutes for your first push notification to go through