Send a Test Push

The test push form is a simple utility for testing push notifications without needing to format HTTP requests using a command-line tool such as cURL.

Test push is available for platforms configured in Settings » Channels » Mobile App, not including Apple News and Amazon.

 Note

The Test Push form supports sending test notifications to iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Amazon is not supported, and no new delivery platforms will be added to this legacy utility in the future.

  1. Go to Settings » Test Push.
  2. Select a platform tab, fill out the fields, then click Send Test. Fields vary per platform:
    • iOS:
      • Channel ID or Device Token: Specify the device you are sending the test push to by entering a Channel ID or device token.
      • Badge: Enter a badge value to indicate an unread count. Alternatively, you may use the autobadge feature.
      • Alert: Enter the text to be displayed in the alert view.
      • Sound: Specify a custom sound for the alert. A Core Audio Format (CAF) file must be present in the application build in order to play the sound. If no custom sound is provided, the default sound will play.
      • Payload: Use JSON to specify the notification payload. It is not necessary to enter the JSON directly into this field; the field will automatically populate based on the values given in the fields above.
    • Android:
      • Channel ID or APID: Specify the device you are sending the test push to by entering a Channel ID or APID.
      • Alert: Enter the text to be displayed in the alert view.
      • Extra key: Pass an extra (custom) key to the app in the notification payload.
      • Extra value: Pass a value for the extra key.
    • Windows 8 / Windows Phone 8:
      • APID: Specify the device you are sending the test push to by entering an APID.
      • Alert: Enter the text to be displayed in the alert view.