A notification is a great way to let the users know you have a new issue available.
Before you can start sending push notifications, make sure the required push notification information has been added for your app in the Distribution Platform.
Notifications can be sent automatically when a new issue is published, or you can navigate to the top level "Notifications" menu to send a push notification manually.
If you activate push notifications for an existing App Store app, an update of the app will need to be submitted.
iOS Certificate (P12)
Your .p12 certificate, exported from your Keychain. How to get your iOS certificate for Push Notifications?
iOS Certificate Password
The password you have selected when exporting the .p12 from your Keychain.
Android GCM Key
When everything is correctly configured, you can select "Send Notification". This message will be sent to all the devices that have installed your app, and that have opted to receive notifications.
In order to send push notifications, you need to register some test devices (phones, tablets) first. The procedure to register a test device is explained below. There is a small difference between issue-based and article-based apps.
3.1. Registering a test-device in an Issue-based apps (legacy)
In order to allow you to test push notifications before you submit your app in the App Stores, select "Device info" from the sidebar hamburger-menu icon in the top left corner.
The "Device info…" menu is not available in App Store builds.
At the bottom of the popup window, tap "Register" to register your device as a test device.
After tapping "Register" you will be able to select the device for testing in the Twixl Distribution Platform.
3.2. Registering a test-device in an article-based application
In order to allow you to test push notifications before you submit your app in the App Stores, select "Device info" from the gear-menu icon in the top right corner.
The "Register As Test Device" menu is not available in App Store builds.
At the bottom of the popup window, tap Register As Test Device to register your device as a test device.
TIP FOR ARTICLE-BASED APPLICATIONS WITH A HAMBURGER MENU ACTIVATED (> TP 5.5.x):
Since Twixl Publisher 5.5+ , you can add a Hamburger Menu to your article-based application. If you've activated that Hamburger Menu, you can find the Gear Menu in the bottom right corner of that Hamburger Menu:
3.3. Sending Push Notifications to test-devices
Sending Push Notifications to test-devices is done on our Twixl Distribution Platform from within your application menu (both for issue-based and article-based applications).
You will only be able to start sending notifications, when your app has been installed and opened on at least 1 device. Also note that you can only send 1 push notification per 24 hours to a Newsstand app in the App Store. Other apps do not have this limitation.
A Newsstand push notification can either be sent when publishing the issue, or can be sent manually using 'Notify' in the issue details. A Newsstand push notification will update the cover in the Newsstand to the cover of that issue and display a blue dot below the app icon to demonstrate that new content is available.