6 Steps to Enable Your iOS Mobile App to Send Push Notifications

6 Steps to Enable Your iOS Mobile App to Send Push Notifications

A push notification is the message that pops up on digital screens. It varies in content; It might be, for instance, a chat message, an event invitation, or a reminder. In the coming lines, you’ll know how to enable your iOS mobile app, created on nandbox App Builder, to send push notifications in six steps.

As a reliable communications channel, push notifications have become crucial to get integrated into mobile apps. It wakes the app in the background, alerts the users, and keeps them engaged. 

Since your app is built with nandbox, all modifications and add-ons require no coding knowledge. Only with drag and drop and insertion of simple info, your native app will run seamlessly with tons of features on iOS and Android devices.

What is nandbox App Builder?

nandbox is a Canadian mobile app development platform, established in 2016. The SaaS platform has developed a no-code, mobile app builder, which enables everyone to make mobile apps with best-in-class capabilities. With nandbox App Builder, you can build personalized, native, hosted-ready mobile apps with simple drag-and-drop. Neither coding nor upfront costs needed – but a 14-day free trial and life-time app support.

To enable the iOS version of your nandbox-built-app to push notifications, create the push notifications key, and submit the file and ID on the nandbox Native Builder dashboard. Hence, the nandbox Team will then configure your Apple Push Notification Service (APNs) and allow your app to send push notifications.

How to create a push notification key to enable your iOS mobile app to send push notifications

  1. Navigate to Apple Developer and log in to your account.
  2. Click “Certificates, IDs & Profiles”.

    Click on Certificates, ID & Profile after accessing your Apple Developer Account.

     

  3. Go to “Keys” and click the add button (+).

    Go to Key and click the add button to create a Push Notification Key.

     

  4. The page, “Register a New Key” will open. Insert a name for your key and enable APNs, then press Continue. Click Register that will appear at once.

    Certificates, Identifies & Profiles

    Enable iOS mobile app to send push notifications
    This page will open after adding a new key. Click on Register.

     

  5. Download the key file and don’t forget to save the key ID.
    Download the Push Notification Key you registered.

     

  6. Upload the key file and insert the key ID on the nandbox Native App Builder dashboard. On the dashboard, go to Release in step number eight, then click on Publishing Info that is placed on the right.

    Go to the Publishing Info page on your nandbox dashboard, enable Push Notifications for your iOS build, then upload the Push Notification Key you created.
    Go to the Publishing Info page on your nandbox dashboard, enable Push Notifications for your iOS build, then upload the Push Notification Key you created.

Your app built with nandbox Native App Builder will bring your business a new level of engagement and visibility; You can send push notifications limitlessly, no matter what pricing plan you are on.

However, we recommend you consider your notification’s target segment, the timing of pushing it, and the relevance of its content.

If you have questions or you need help, please contact us at [email protected].

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