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    Sending Push Notifications to Beacon App Viewers

    In this topic, you will learn how to create and send push notifications to the viewers of your Brightcove Beacon apps.

    Introduction

    Brightcove allows you to send text or rich media push notifications to the viewers of your Brightcove Beacon apps. This gives you the ability to communicate and engage directly with your viewers that use iOS and Android mobile devices.

    In Beacon Studio's Registered Users module, you can create, schedule, or send push notifications right away.

    App Notifications

    Creating a notification

    Create a push notification to send now or to schedule it for a later time.

    1. In Beacon Studio, in the primary navigation, click Registered Users.
    2. Click App Notifications.
    3. Add values for each input field.

      Create messnotification

    Input fields

    Enter values for the following fields:

    • Notification name - Internal name for the notification
    • Title - Display name for the notification
    • Text - Your notification text
    • Delivery options -

      For details, see the Sending a notification section.

      • Send test now - Send a test notification now
      • Send now - Send the push notification now
      • Send later - Send later, by scheduling a date and time for notification delivery

    • Notification type - Specifies the action when the user clicks on the notification

      Notification type

    Additional input fields

    When you select a Notification type of either:

    • Open asset details
    • Open asset in player
    Select open asset

    you will see the following additional input fields:

    Additional input fields

    To fill in these additional fields, do the following:

    1. First, select an Asset type.

      Select asset type
    2. Then, select an Asset from your Beacon library.

      Select asset
    3. The landscape or poster image associated with your asset will be automatically populated here. In the notification, the image will be cropped into a square.

      Asset image
    4. Select values for the following input fields:

      • Display image in notification - Toggle to display the image in your notification
      • Image orientation - Choose either the landscape or portrait image

      You will see a preview of the image in your notification.

      Notification preview

    Sending a notification

    You can either send a test notification now, or you can send a push notification now or schedule it for a later time.

    Send test notification

    Send a test notification to your Beacon app now.

    1. In the notifications screen, set the Delivery options field to Send test now.

      Send test notification
    2. Click Send now.

      Send test now

    Send notification now

    Send a push notification to your Beacon app now.

    1. In the notifications screen, set the Delivery options field to Send now.

      Send now
    2. Click Send now.

      Send now

    Send notification later

    Schedule a date and time to send your push notification later.

    1. In the notifications screen, set the Delivery options field to Send later.

      Schedule time to send
    2. Set the date and time for your notification delivery.

    3. Click Schedule.

      Schedule notification

    Managing notifications

    Once your notification has been scheduled, it will appear in the notification list.

    Notification list

    Actions

    • Click Create notification to send or schedule a push notification.
    • Enter text in Search notifications to search the notifications list.

    Columns

    • Notification - Click the notification name to edit the notification
    • Status - The current status of the notification

      • status scheduled - Scheduled
      • status sent - Sent
      • status failed - Failed

    • Send date - The date that the notification is scheduled to be sent
    • Type - Notification type

      • Actual - Real notification sent to app users
      • Test - Test notification sent to app, viewable in test mode only

    • Delete - Click delete icon to delete the notification

    Page last updated on 18 Jul 2022