Android Tab

In the Android tab we create the message that will be sent to our Android users. 


Note: If you wish to create an interactive notification you will need to follow some additional steps which can be found here.


Android Tab Content


  1. The Title of the message. This will be displayed on the users Android device, defaults to the App name but can be customised
  2. The message body text that will be sent to users, can include:
    • Emojii
    • Personalised Content, like a user's first name if user attributes are being sent to platform as part of the integration
  3. An icon you can upload, to use with your message. Defaults to the App icon but can be customised (more detail in section).
  4. A picture you can upload to use as part of your message.
  5. Custom sounds can be integrated into your app. Here you would enter the filename of the sound you wish to play when the user receives a notification, e.g. a sports app might play a final whistle sound.
  6. Heads-Up. When Heads-Up is set to yes, when a notification is received by a user, the notification will slide in from the top of the users screen if the phone is unlocked.
  7. The action that will occur when the user clicks on the notification,
    The current options are:
    • Default Action (Open App)        
    • URL (Open a URL either inside or outside the app)
    • Deeplink (Open a certain part of the app)
    • HTML page (Opens a custom HTML page designed by you)
  8. Add a (key,value) payload to the notification delieved to the user. You may have custom payloads available as part of your integration. Payloads are not initially visible to the user but if the push is opened the app can access some payload values from the push message and perform some custom behaviour with them.
  9. Preview mode, preview what your message will look like on an Android device.
Custom Icons and Big Picture

The example above shows the layout of an Android notification when you use a custom icon and big picture.
The image numbered one, is the custom icon you uploaded.
The image numbered two, is your usual app icon, this appears so the users can still recognise the App from which the message originated.
Underneath that is the big picture. The big picture ratio must be 2:1, and the image cannot be taller than 256dp.
(read best practices)
Below we have an example of a complete Android notification, using both Icon and Picture.

Multi-Language Message
If you are creating a multi-language campaign, you can create new message content for each of the languages you selected in the setup tab.
The example above is taken from a campaign which focuses on English speaking users and Italian users.

A/B Testing
If you have selected A/B testing from the setup tab, it is possible to send out different messages from a single campaign. You can then compare them and determine which method was most successful with your users. 

Variant A
Variant B

Variant C
The above example shows three different variations of the same message and each will be sent out to a portion of the users connected with the app. This allows us to refine our process and determine what is the most effective way of engaging with the users.
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