On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 12:56 PM, Daniel Passos <daniel@passos.me> wrote:

Answers inline

On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 1:34 AM, chansdad <rajnukala@yahoo.com> wrote:

I am testing aerogear for a project of mine . Able to send alerts .

Here are couple of questions
1. Can I send alerts based on a deviceId?

Yes and No. You can add an alias from this device on registration and send a message to this alias.

Right! and, as a little 'work-around', you cold store the registrationID on the alias value -  That way you can send to a specific device, leveraging the 'alias' feature ;-)
2. alerts is visible in the notifications panel in android . when i select
the alert , it takes me to the app . and when the app is active displays the
alert dialog on top of the app . can i disable this? when the app is not
active , alert is not displayed on the app screen.
3. Can i customize the alert as it displays on the screen.
4. Does aerogear support rich media notifications to be displayed on
homescreen. If not is there a plan to add this feature?

you mean, posting HTML5 and stuff? basically, as passos said, the content is really up to your use-case.


So, talking about android land, is not an AeroGear responsibility display the message received from UPS. 

AeroGear provides a BroadcastReceiver[1] implementation. That automatically handles/parse/whatever and dispatch it to one (or more) MessageHandler[2], 

You (I mean developer) need create and declare MessageHandler. You can declare a MessageHandler directly in AndroidManifest[3] or do it programatically[4][5]  

Your MessageHander is responsable by display the message (or do something in background) using the best way to this

Hope this help you
Thanks and to be honest , aerogear makes it super simple to send out
notifications .I still need to figure out if i can  send messages by
deviceId as that is my key requirement.

Glad to know that and thanks for trying out the UPS

+1 yeah, gald to hear you like it so far :)

-- Passos 

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