What are Push Notifications?
Push notifications are messages that appear on a device’s notification area or home screen. Apps use them to alert users about events, updates, or other interesting information. Push notifications can be sent anytime, even when the user is not actively using the app.
Push notifications are a great way to keep users engaged with an app. They can be used to alert users to important news, updates, and other information that may be of interest. They can also be used to remind users to complete tasks, or to encourage them to explore new features.
Push notifications can be tailored to each user’s needs, and sent at any time, even when the user is not actively using the app. They can also be used to increase user engagement with an app, as users can be prompted to take action when they receive a notification.
How does this work?
Push notifications are typically sent through a push notification service, such as Apple Push Notifications (APNs) or Google Cloud Messaging (GCM). When a user has an app installed on their device, the app can register with the service, and when the app needs to send a notification, it can contact the service and provide the necessary information. The service then sends the notification to the user’s device. The device then displays the notification on the user’s notification area or home screen.