Welcome to 5 Min Guide about how to integrate Push Notifications into your application.
Push notification allows App to notify you of new messages or events without need to open the application in fact, they are similar to usual text message which appears like a popup on your screen with a sound.
This is a great way for apps to interact with us in the background, whether it is a game that notifies us of some event occurring in our game world or simple mail application that is beeping when a new message appears in our inbox.
As you know, Push Notifications require server side (3rd party server), e.g. for storing device tokens and for sending push notifications:
Some people still have problems with this – they think that they should develop this server by themself, lots of hard work, time, money, etc.
But stop! We live in the mobile era! All this hard work is already done by another people. All you need – just use ready made products. Do not reinvent the wheel!
And, one such product is QuickBlox. QuickBlox is a cloud hosted platform to simplify your mobile app backend development. It has lots of Great Features for any platform such Push Notifications, Location, Content, Ratings features, Social integration, Chat and lots of other mobile killer features!
Today we are going to talk about how to integrate one of these great feature to your iOS mobile application – Push Notifications, provided by QuickBlox Messages module. So, let’s start!