Send notifications via OneSignal
Learn how to send push notifications using the OneSignal interface
With your app live, you will want to send notifications to engage users and take them to your latest content in the app.
In this guide, we will cover the basics of sending notifications directly from your OneSignal Dashboard, but keep in mind that you also have the option of sending the notifications directly from your WordPress Dashboard.
To get started access your OneSignal account through the following URL: https://app.onesignal.com/login
Now that you are in your account, make sure to select the Mobile App that you previously created, then under the “Dashboard” area click “New Message > Push Notification” as you can see below:
You will be presented with several options to customize your push notification, as well as a preview tool to see exactly how the notification looks on iOS and Android:
There is one key aspect when sending notifications from your OneSignal Dashboard to the MobiLoud Platform, the “Launch URL” field must always be empty, and you must use the “Additional Data” area to specify the URL that must be opened when users click on the notification.
Under the “Additional Data” area you will have two fields to fill.
You will need to fill the “Key” field with “post_id” and the “Value” field with the ID of the post that must be opened in the app.
You can now proceed with sending the notification, make sure to select the best sending method, if you are sending breaking news mark the “Send Immediately” option, otherwise, we’d recommend using the “Smart Delivery”.
Just press “Review and Send” to start sending the notifications.