Inside this training module we will look over sending Push Notifications to Android and Apple devices that have your app downloaded and installed from the stores.
Once your application is featured on the App Store and Google Play, you’ll be able to send push notifications to your app users. Or your clients will, if you have the Enterprise White Label package activated on your account.
If your application is not yet on the stores but you have it installed on your Android device then you can test the push notifications this way too. If you don’t have it installed on your android device but would like to then you can follow the process in the publication section for android about generating the application and downloading it.
You would need to transfer that apk file to your device either by plugging your device in to your computer and moving the file or by adding the file to an app like Dropbox on your computer and then by accessing that Dropbox location using the Dropbox app on your device. On the latest Android devices (Oreo operating version) you can usually just look to open the apk file and it will prompt you to install the file on your device though it may carry a warning about it being unsafe as it has not come from the official Google Play store.
With Apple devices you would need to follow Apples own guidance on a system they call Testflight. You can find out more about that here – Apple TestFlight – Getting Started.
With the above information out of the way, it is important to note that you cannot utilise the Push Notifications feature until you have a published application.