Mobile App Messages is a cloud-based mobile campaign management system designed to help deliver targeted information to their mobile customers based on their users preferences, behaviors, and real-time physical locations.

Mobile Application Developers can leverage the IBM Mobile App Messaging SDK that supports mobile app messages from their mobile apps. They can configure iOS and Android applications, actions, custom actions and action categories (iOS8 only) associated with the applications.

The mobile push implementation requires you to complete the following tasks for either iOS or Android:

  • Register your iOS App with Apple – To get pushes working on your iOS app, you need to create a provisioning profile and a push certificate on the Apple Developer Provisioning Portal for your Apple Application ID. The provisioning profile you create must match the push certificate that you upload to IBM Mobile Push Notification. Refer to the Apple Developer documentation for information on Registering your iOS app with Apple.
  • Create a New Google API project with Google Cloud Messaging – To use Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) in your application(s) you must create a new project in the Google APIs console and enable it to use the GCM service. Here you create your Google API key. For more information, see Creating a Google API project with GCM.
  • Register your Windows app with Windows Notification Service – To use Windows Notification Service (WNS) with a Windows phone, tablet or desktop, you must download the latest version of Windows and Visual Studio. Then, log in to the dashboard, create a store application, and use the credentials in that application in your project’s Application Manifest file.
  • Set up Mobile Push feature for Org and Users – To provision push for your organization, you must request that the push feature be provisioned. See the Mobile App Messaging roadmap for details about setting up mobile app messages.

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