sms,MMS, and Push Notificstions

Ben Rubinstein benr_mc at cogapp.com
Wed Aug 16 11:38:31 EDT 2017


Just to add a +1 for OneSignal. We've used it for a couple of projects and 
it's great.

In theory you could run your own push notification server, in practise as 
Andrew noted it's a ton of work, and unless your needs are very unusual 
probably not worth it.

There are a number of commercial services, most of which actually end up quite 
expensive if you're dealing with substantial numbers of clients (but perhaps 
not so in your case); we were using one which was cheaper - until they closed 
their doors.

Then we switched to OneSignal, which is free and so far has been excellent. 
They also have an API so they may be worth using as a piece of your solution 
even if you do have outré needs - although I haven't actually worked with this 
yet.

Good luck!

Ben

On 16/08/2017 03:29, William Prothero via use-livecode wrote:
> Thanks for all the info, Mike. I will most likely have more questions.
> Best,
> Bill Prothero
> 
> William A. Prothero
> http://earthlearningsolution.org/
> 
>> On Aug 15, 2017, at 10:57 AM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> I got a message that one of my other messages was moderated for being too
>> large.  I can't see if it got delivered, or not, so in response to Bill's
>> question about the repo:
>>
>> If you mean having the mobile do it, I hadn't thought about that.  It might
>> be possible with tsnet.  He is not simulating anything.  The shell command
>> is what is used to send the alerts.  No, you don't need to use a
>> third-party service, if you use this code.  Instead, you have the code
>> running on a machine that you control.  I have never figured out to make
>> the code work properly from a PC (I have never figured out how to get the
>> session to end and therefore for APNS to send the message, but it does work
>> from a Mac.
>> I do exactly what you are proposing - I have the stack attached to a DB
>> that has various device push id's.  I load them up and fire off my messages
>> from there.
>> The repo that I built has the original stack, as well as the code broken
>> out so it can be used as a library and therefore be submoduled, etc. with
>> git.
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