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 Platforms, 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. Open your messaging project and 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.