Enhanced performance for live apps

Upon many requests, we have decided to allocate more and better resources for live apps. From now on, all apps, are by default in the Sandbox environment. When you release your app to either the Google Play store or the Apple App Store and get more than 200 downloads, you will see the option in your app settings to change app status to production.

Notifications sent from live apps will experience better performance and will be prioritized vs ones sent from sandbox apps.

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NEW: Basic Targeting

You can now target users based on what they speak, what platform they use and what country they live in.Create a new campaign, and in the Who screen select Targeted, and get an immediate estimation to your reach.

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Learn more

App Cards Showing Daily Active Users

We are trying to make app cards more useful, therefore we added some visual clues to the card, graphing your daily active users and introducing a new tab, in the navigation bar.

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Introducing Localization (Beta)

Push notification localization empowers you to create different multilingual versions of a given push notification and target the users of each language accordingly, all within one campaign.

This is now available as beta to try out for our pro customers.

Learn in details about how to localize a push message.

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Dashboard Customization

We wanted to make your dashboard a little bit more personal.

Now you can go to your account settings, click "customize" tab and choose your own loading animation and custom message. welcomehome.gif

Also in your profile tab, you can now upload your own avatar. If you don't do so, we will temporarily use your gravatar profile anyway.

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This is a step of a series of yet-to-come steps to make your PushBots dashboard more personal. Stay tuned.

PHP API Client Refresh

As PHP is our most used client for our API. We have re-written the client from scratch to improve performance and fix a few issues. Here are the important highlights:

  • Rewrite to use Guzzle 6.
  • Composer support.
  • PHP 7.1 support
  • Support sending to test devices.

You can try it from here

https://packagist.org/packages/pushbots/pushbots-php

Phonegap/Cordova SDK Update

We are happy to announce that we have rolled out a critical update for our Phonegap SDK with version 1.5.x

This update includes:

  • Xcode 9.x/iOS 11 support.
  • Fix notifications with android Oreo.
  • Number of bug fixes referenced on our github repo.
  • Push polls support.

You are highly encouraged to update your Phonegap apps containing PushBots SDK.

To Update from version 1.4.x

To install 1.5.x

A new status page

As one of our 2018 goals is to better keep our customers in the loop, we are happy to release a status page to help everyone follow our service health with metrics on uptime and response time. The page will also enable our customers to easily be informed about maintenance or incidents.

The page can be found here: https://status.pushbots.com. Subscribe there to be notified immediatly with any service health updates.

Introducing PushPolls [beta]!

Polls make it super easy for your audience to engage and provide feedback. And today it's in your notifications as well! (mobile and web). Our team has been working day and night to get you PushPolls; Instant cross-platform polls via push notifications.

Creating a push-poll is really straightforward: go to your dashboard, send a new push campaign, and choose poll.Your audience gets a notification through your existing app and answers in real time. You see live responses and share it with the world!

PushPolls works out of the box in your app and website, right away. We can't wait to see what you will create with this!

We are on producthunt: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/pushpolls-by-pushbots

Improved Userbase page

We have improved our Userbase page to make it easier to navigate and faster to load. In addition, we have added a new summary part in the overview section that gives you the most important insights on your audience.

No published changelogs yet.

Surely PushBots will start publishing changelogs very soon.

Check out our other public changelogs: Buffer, Mention, Respond by Buffer, JSFiddle, Olark, Droplr, Piwik Pro, Prott, Ustream, ViralSweep, StartupThreads, Userlike, Unixstickers, Survicate, Envoy, Gmelius, CodeTree