When creating a Message, Automation, A/B Test, or Journey you must choose a message action. You will also associate an action when creating a rich pageA landing page or Message Center message in your app that can include HTML, video, etc. . Available actions differ depending on the message type or combination of message types. See: Message Reference: Actions.
Each action and its settings, configuration, and requirements are detailed here.
Adaptive LinkAdaptive Link opens a mobile wallet pass. Select an Adaptive LinkA mobile wallet pass link that supports templates for both Google Pay and Apple Wallet. When a user taps the link, Airship determines the user's platform and generates the right pass for the user. from the list.
- Adaptive links must be configured before they will appear in the actions list. See: Adaptive Links Tutorial.
- Only adaptive links created in the dashboard will appear in the actions list.
Deep LinkDeep Link opens a screen in your app or website. Select a deep link from the list.
- Deep links must be configured before they will appear in the actions list. See: Manage Deep Links.
- If you selected a deep link template, you can fill in each template segment.
Deep Link Templates
Our Deep Link functionality supports URL templates, which expose a friendly interface to your users in our UI, while constructing the correct URL behind the scenes on the fly. You can specify substitution parameters by enclosing them in brackets. For example, if you want to define a Deep Link for a product page screen in your app (or on your mobile website), you can make the product ID number a substitution parameter. Here is an example URL:
When you enter this URL in the Airship interface, the form parses it and previews the form your users see in the composer. It automatically identifies “Product Id” as the parameter name, and provides a field to substitute in the actual identifier. So if you had previously entered a product ID of 1872983490 for the above Product ID, the generated URL would be:
The interface treats all values for each field as a string.
See: Manage Deep Links.
HomeHome opens your app's home screen. For web push notifications it opens your Default Action URL. You can override the default URL by selecting the Web Page action and entering a different URL.
Landing Page opens a rich pageA landing page or Message Center message in your app that can include HTML, video, etc. that appears until it is closed. Follow the steps in Create Rich Pages. See also: Rich Page Reference.
The default behavior in the iOS SDK is to not display the landing page when the corresponding push notification is received while the app is in the foreground state. The logic behind this behavior is that you may not wish to interrupt or distract a user who is currently occupied with the app, only to ask them to visit a different part of the app.
If you need to display a landing page while the app is in the foreground state, replace the registry predicate associated with that action with one that allows foreground execution.
In the Airship SDK, this relative state between what the app is
doing now and how the action was invoked is known as a situation, or more
Other examples of situations besides foreground state include background push
and app launched from push notification.
Please see the
UA Action Arguments Class Reference
for more detail on the methods involved with this display behavior.