Create a Messaging Project

Add your project in the dashboard and set up your channels.

Create a New Project

If you just created a go.urbanairship.com account, you should already be on the New Project set up screen.

If you already had a go.urbanairship.com account, click New Project in the upper right corner of the dashboard, select Messaging Project, then continue with the steps below.

  1. 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.
    • Live/Test: 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 industry type and sub-industry. This is used for reporting.
       Tip

      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.
      Live/Test
      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:

  2. Click Create Project. The next screen will display the Quickstart Guide.

Follow Channel Quickstart Guide

 Note

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.

You're now ready to set up your mobile app or web channels by following our Quickstart Guide.

  1. Click Channel Guide+ and select the channels you want your project to support.
  2. Click a channel to see its guide. Follow the instructions to set up each channel. The Web Notifications Quickstart Guide will link you to Configure Web Notifications.

Next you will create a test group.

Industry Types

When creating a new messaging project, you will set your Industry. You can edit your industry in Settings » Edit Project after you set up your project.

Business
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.
Education
Projects that provide training and learning opportunities for consumers, as well as those for schools or learning institutions.
Entertainment
Projects that provide entertainment in the form of video streaming, music, movies, TV, radio, and artist representation.
Finance
Finance, banking, investment, insurance management.
Food & Drink
Projects managed by restaurants and beverage companies, as well as recipe/cooking content.
Gambling
Projects that allow you to place bets/gamble.
Gaming
Projects that include free and paid gaming.
Government
Local, state, or national government services and tools.
Media
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.
Retail
Grocery, discount/deals, specialty retail (i.e., greeting cards or toys), fashion, big box/warehouse.
Social
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.