Push notifications are messages sent to a user's mobile, tablet, or desktop device. These notifications can be sent to a user even when they do not have the app open. Push notifications appear in the notification center of the user’s device.
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Supported operating systems
- Apple devices: iOS and iPadOS 16.4 (and higher)
- Android devices: Any Google device running a recent version of Chrome or ChromeOS
- Your users must first allow push notifications before they can receive them
Special considerations for mobile
- On mobile devices, the app must be installed to the user’s home screen before they can receive push notifications. Learn more about installing apps here.
Adding and Configuring the Integration
To start using the Push Notifications integration, you first need to add it to your project.
- In Glide, click the Settings icon.
- Find the Integrations section and then select Push Notifications.
- Click the Add to app button.
To send a push notification to a user, you first need to request the user for permission. Once the user has enabled push notifications for your app, you can then send them a push notification.
Request push notification permissions
The Request push notifications permissions action is used to ask a user if they would like to allow push notifications. When this action runs, the user will be prompted to allow or not allow push notifications.
You can add this action to a button or add the action as a step in a sequence of a custom action. If the user chooses to not allow push notifications, you will not be able to send them push notifications.
On mobile devices, the user must first install the app to their home screen in order to allow push notifications. Learn more about installing apps here.
Send push notification
The Send push notification action is used to send a push notification to specific users
When sending to specific users, you'll need to tell Glide which column to pull user email addresses from. You can then customize the title and body text of the notification, and even include a specific screen link to bring users directly to a certain part of your app.
|Send to||Who will receive the notification||✅|
|If sending to specific users, choose which users should be notified||✅|
|Title||Title of your notification||✅|
|Message||The body text of your notification||✅|
|Link||Screen the user will see when they click the notification||❌|
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To learn more generally about Integrations in Glide, including how they affect your app’s usage, check out our Introduction to Integrations.