Using the Cloud Service to Send Push Notifications
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There are multiple providers on the market that can be used for sending notifications. RAD Studio comes with pre-installed components for two providers:
Before you create your Kinvey application or Parse application, ensure that:
- You must have an account in order to use either one of the providers. For more information, see Getting Started with Kinvey and Parse.
- You must have set the messaging service (Google or Apple) to allow your applications to receive Remote Notifications.
Create a Project at Kinvey
Setting up your Project
- Go to Kinvey console and click New App to create a new project. (Click Sign up for Kinvey.)
- To create your app backend:
- Set a name for the project.
- For platform, select REST API and click Create App.
- Now you can see the AppKey, App Secret and Master Secret parameters that you will need later.
NOTE: You can also go to the app settings page to copy App Secret and Master Secret.
- In the left-menu of the Kinvey console of your project, select Engagement.
- Click Configure Push.
Google Cloud Messaging Configuration (Android Configuration)
- the Project ID from Registering at Google.
- the API Key from Registering at Google.
- Click Save GCM Configuration.
- Upload your Apple p.12 certificate to Kinvey.
- Click Save iOS Configuration.
Adding a User
- In the left-menu of the Kinvey console of your project, select Users.
- Select Add User and define a user and a password.
- Click the Create User button.
Create a Project at Parse
- Go to the Parse page, click either Sign Up or Try it for free, and create a new app.
- Specify a name for your app.
- A list of Keys is displayed. Click Data Browser to see configuration details.
NOTE: You can access this list later by browsing to Settings > Keys.
- Go to Settings > Push and enable Client Push
- (iOS only) In Apple Push Certificate section upload your Apple p.12 certificate. The Apple App ID and the Parse App are now linked.
- Mobile Tutorial: Using Remote Notifications (iOS and Android)
- Mobile Tutorial: Using Notifications (iOS and Android)
- Mobile Tutorial: Using BaaS for Backend Storage (iOS and Android)