Create a new project
- Click Create project in the upper right corner of the DashboardThe Airship web interface located at go.airship.com or go.airship.eu. , and select Messaging Project.
- Enter details about your project.
- Project Name — Enter a descriptive name for your project. You can change it later.
- Icon (Optional) — Upload your icon. This does not have to be the same icon you submit to app marketplaces, but that is the typical practice.
- Type — Specify whether this project is live or for testing. If this is your first time configuring a project for Airship, you should choose Test. This setting cannot be changed later.
- Industry Select an
and sub-industry. This is used for reporting.
- Project Name
- If you work in a large organization with multiple projects, keep in mind that other people in your company may need to search for this project, so give it as descriptive a name as possible and adopt a naming convention. Examples: Anytown News iOS - Development, McDowell’s Chicago Android - Production.
- Ultimately, you should have both a test build and a live, production build for public release. For more information about live vs. test apps in Airship, see:
- Click Create project. The next screen will be Messages OverviewA view of all your project’s messages, journeys, and A/B tests, with options for editing their settings, content, status, and more. . Now you can configure channels for your project.
While anyone should be able to follow these instructions and send a push notification, this is a technical process and should be completed by a developer with access to the proper mobile development tools and credentials for developer programs.
After creating a project, you can configure the channels you want to send messages to. See the linked setup information for each:
After completing channel configuration, create a test group you will use as the recipient for your first message.
When creating a new messaging project, you will set your Industry. You can edit your industry in Settings » Project Details after you set up your project.
- Projects that provide a B2B or B2E utility, meant to be used by B2B customers or employees of businesses. Includes app interfaces or versions of B2B SaaS platforms.
- Charities, Foundations, and Non-Profit
- Projects that provide an interface between the end user and a non-profit entity, charity, foundation, and/or projects whose purpose is to generate revenue for a cause.
- Projects that provide training and learning opportunities for consumers, as well as those for schools or learning institutions.
- Projects that provide entertainment in the form of video streaming, music, movies, TV, radio, and artist representation.
- Finance, banking, investment, insurance management.
- Food & Drink
- Projects managed by restaurants and beverage companies, as well as recipe/cooking content.
- Projects that allow you to place bets/gamble.
- Projects that include free and paid gaming.
- Local, state, or national government services and tools.
- Projects that include national & breaking news, local news, newsstand, books, magazines, as well as radio.
- Medical, Health & Fitness
- Fitness tracking, health management, pharmacy, health reference.
- Grocery, discount/deals, specialty retail (i.e., greeting cards or toys), fashion, big box/warehouse.
- Networking, messaging, dating, communication.
- Sports & Recreation
- Sports teams, sports news, recreation.
- Travel & Transportation
- Airline, automotive, hotel, bookings, rail, vacation rental, public transportation.
- Utility & Productivity
- Navigation, reference, weather, other tools for productivity.