Push notifications ensure that attendees using iOS (iPhones, iPads, etc) and Android devices will get your alerts and updates, even if they don't have the app open when you send them out. However, it's good to keep the following in mind:
- These users will have to have already downloaded the Universal App from their respective app stores before your alert was scheduled to go out.
- Users will be prompted to grant or deny our app the permission to send them push notifications. They will not receive push notifications if they deny the app this permission. Permission can be granted later via their device's settings.
- Push notifications are sent to all iOS and Android users who have downloaded the Universal App from the app store. You cannot send targeted alerts as push notifications at this time.
Because attendees can opt out of push notifications, it's not a bad idea to send an accompanying email with your alert, which you can do within the Alerts module.
WHERE DO ATTENDEES SEE THE ALERT?
EventMobi alerts appear as a pop-up when the attendee opens the app, and they continue to appear in the Event Feed at the top of the app thereafter. This ensures that your attendees acknowledge the alert to continue using the app.
If you have sent a targeted alert, the attendees in the groups you've targeted will have to log in with their emails to see the alert intended for them.
Push notifications are displayed to attendees who have agreed to receive them through the Universal App. Notifications are shown in the system’s style when the app is closed or another app is active.
HOW CAN I SEND A PUSH NOTIFICATION TO iOS AND ANDROID USERS?
To send a push notification with your alert to iOS and Android users who are using the Universal App, toggle the Send Native Push Notification setting to YES. Keep in mind that this option will disappear if you try to select targeted groups because push notifications are not compatible with alert-targeting at this time.