For the last months I’ve come across several backend ruby developments that required, at least, one common thing. Mobile devices push notifications.
Although it’s true that you can find several open source gems out there, I found none fully featured, bug free and suitable for both iOS and Android so I thought that could be a very good contribution for the community and, after some time working on it and testing it here is the result.
The Rails Push Notifications Gem is an intuitive and easy to use gem that will allow you to integrate both iOS and Android push notifications into your rails project.
Rails Push Notifications Gem supports:
- Multiple iOS and Android applications/configurations
- Ad-hoc and bulk notifications
- Fully customisable notification’s contents
- Apple’s both sandbox and production environments
- Apple’s feedback service
At the moment of sending the notification(s) you’ll have feedback information available on whether the push was successful or failed.
At the moment, I’m using it successfully in two live products and having a great experience.
Visit the GitHub repository at: https://github.com/calonso/rails-push-notifications for detailed installation instructions and a step by step usage example and, please, feel free to leave a comment here if you need help or just to tell us about your experience using it!