Support for custom opt-ins for web push

Now you can set a custom opt-in for your website visitors. Add a different icon, message and different colors to the permission box. Custom opt-ins are believed to increase your opt-in rate for push notifications as they are more tailored to your audience and fits your branding better.

Go to your app dashboard, go to the settings tab and choose Web.You can also edit your own custom welcome message and add overlays to your prompt.

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Address your customers by their names.

A person's name is, to that person, the sweetest and most important sound in any language. So why would you not personalize your app communication to your users? Users expect personalization during each stage of their app journey.

With the name-based personalization feature in PushBots, you will be able to casually include the user’s name in your notifications to make them notice your offer, and help build user-bondage to your product. But please, don't over use it:)

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Learn more: https://pushbots.com/features/personalization

🆕 Introducing In-App Messaging for apps and websites.

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The wait is finally over 😍, We are thrilled to introduce an alpha version of our In-App Messaging environment. 🙌 In-App Messages are notifications displayed while the user is active within the app or website, and can be triggered even if the user disabled access to Push notifications. They work exceptionally well for encouraging users to take action while they’re using your app or website.

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In a website, the message takes the shape of an overlay over your page.We have created a state-of-the-art editor that you can use to compose your message with no development knowledge at all. Once installed properly, your marketing team can totally run this on their own. What you see, is what you get, simply.

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How to send an In-App Message

Improved API performance and latency.

This month from Nov. 5th to Nov. 10th, we suffered an increased API response time due to intermittent DDoS attacks, that caused intermittent latency during that period.

What happened?

On Nov. 5th 16:36 UTC, we’ve identified a possible DDoS attack within our network, we’ve identified the source of the attack and have mitigated it while monitoring the servers for any possible future recurrence.We had another attack on Nov. 6th, but we’ve fully mitigated it, so we’ve conducted a technical review to investigate the issue closely.

After two days of investigations, we’ve fixed several possible vulnerabilities in our API and implemented a new mitigation solution, the scale of attack wasn’t huge however abusing the bug caused a major impact on our API.

We improved our load balancing techniques by using HAProxy and we managed to bring back API response time from around ~2s to ~150ms.

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Send the same message to multiple apps

This has been highly requested, and today we are happy to announce it's available in our message composer. Now you can send the same message to multiple apps in your dashboard in case you wanted to send a campaign across different websites/apps you own.

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Track events with PushBots

Send PushBots any interesting activity your user performs in your app and store them as events. PushBots record the count, first and last occurrence of an event. Filter your customers base according to these events and take intelligent actions.

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🛰 Check it out: https://pushbots.com/features/events

📲Learn how to add events support to your app or website

Introducing Smart Notifications A/B testing

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It happens that we guess factors impacting the responsiveness of our users to notifications. So we wanted to experiment, instead of, you know guessing. We wanted to create a real-time, smart and a beautiful A/B testing experience for push notifications.

With PushBots you and your team can conduct A/B experiments whether manually (a classic 50/50 split), or automated; we send two variants to a subset of your users, then we send the better performing message automatically to the rest of your users. You can adjust the wait time before comparing results.

The thing we wanted to focus on most, was UX. We wanted to see real-time experiment result stats and delivery stats. I’m perfectly aware there’s a lot to improve, but this seems to be a good start. The feature works on Mobile apps as well as websites, all-in-one!

Every audience is different, so we hope this helps you figure out what works for your users! Thanks again for checking this out! If you have any questions at all, we are here to help!

🛰 Check it out: https://pushbots.com/features/ab-testing

If Product Hunt is your jam, here you go: https://producthunt.com/posts/smart-notifications-a-b-testing

Design Refresh

We've just rolled out a refresh to the PushBots marketing website. Let us know what you think! https://pushbots.com

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Introducing Customer Profiles

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Your customers are people not devices (that's why we are also renaming Devices section to Customers), and that's also why we are introducing a new way to build customer profiles by tying devices to users to see who they are, what they have done in your app, and to give you a compelling way to search, find them and communicate with them using it.

From now on you can use our simple API to attach customer data, like name, email, gender, and phone.

Click here for code snippets

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Better filtering for your users

Sometimes, you just need more filters to narrow down your search for a certain segment or user.

We have redesigned our devices page so you can get the filters you need to reach an amazing granularity of user selection!

You can make complex queries with a very easy to use interface. For example, you can find out who were the users who were active in the past 30 days, or find users who subscribed on a certain day, in a certain country. and much more!

Head to your app, click devices and experience our re-designed filtering.

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