sms,MMS, and Push Notificstions
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
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
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
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.
> Bill Prothero
> William A. Prothero
>> 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
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