How To: Send Push Notifications to Users of Your App

Posted on 20. February 2021 by Jan Bunk


Image with text: Send Push Notifications to Your App Users

Sending a push notification to your webtoapp.design app users is very easy. Either follow the steps below, or watch this 1 minute video:

  1. Open your app dashboard.
  2. Select your app.
  3. Click 'Send Notification'. If you don't see this option, your app doesn't have push notifications enabled. Just contact us and we will enable them for you. The push notification section in your app's dashboard.
  4. Fill in the fields in the popup. The push notification section in your app's dashboard.

That's it already. You can take a look at this example notification to see how the information you enter in the popup will be displayed:

We used our logo with a transparent background as the notification image here.

A push notification in the 'collapsed' state.
A push notification in the 'collapsed' state.
A push notification in the 'expanded' state.
A push notification in the 'expanded' state.

Common Reasons for Not Receiving Notifications

  • Make sure you check the notification center to ensure the notification really wasn't delivered. You might just have missed the notification if it was delivered silently.
  • The notification permission wasn't granted yet. The app requests the permission after a few pages have been loaded. Alternatively you can open the app settings to request the permission right away.
    This is only relevant to iOS if the app is configured not to use provisional push notifications.
  • The notification permission was removed. The easiest way to fix this is going to the app settings, where it will let you know if this is the case.

Advanced Usage for Developers

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Author Jan Bunk
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Jan Bunk

Hi, I'm Jan. I have previously developed multiple apps for clients and my own projects, which have been downloaded thousands of times in the app stores. However, I decided I'd rather help out people with smaller budgets. That's why I created webtoapp.design, an affordable way to get an app if you already have a website.