Overview

Skill Level: Intermediate

Use the Apple Newsstand app to send mobile app messages that include publications on Newsstand.

Prerequisites

You can use the  IBM Mobile App Messaging SDK for iOS with the Apple Newsstand app to send mobile app messages that include publications on Newsstand. To send a mobile app message through your Newsstand-enabled app, follow the developer documentation from Apple about setting up your app as a Newsstand. Then, use the Apple developer documentation from IBM Mobile Push Notification so you can send mobile app messages.

Step-by-step

  1. Update the JSON payload

    You must update the JSON payload to include the content-available property with a value of 1.

  2. App users can disable mobile app message-initiated background downloading

    Your app users can disable mobile app message-initiated background downloading on your Newsstand app.

  3. Background downloads are limited

    Your background downloads are limited to only one background download in a 24-hour period.

Expected outcome

For more information about the Newsstand Kit framework, see https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/StoreKit/Reference/NewsstandKit_Framework/.

For troubleshooting and technical notes that are related to Newsstand, see https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/technotes/tn2280/_index.html#top. 

For information about other mobile app messages features, see the Documentation.

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