It's possible to inform your users about certain events by sending them push notifications. You can set the trigger and edit the content of the Push Notifications through the 'Course Setting'.
Follow the steps below to learn how!
*We recommend to use Google Chrome to ensure an optimal experience when using AppicalNow.
Step 1. Navigate to courses in the menu
Step 2. Click on the gear-icon in the top right corner of the course that you want to style and click on 'Settings'.
Step 3. Scroll all the way down until you see "Push Notifications".
Click on the button that says "Add Push Notification". A new window will pop up.
Step 4. There are a couple of events that could trigger the system to send out a Push Notification: Story Unlocked or Inform.
To choose the event for which you like to add/set a Push Notification, click on the down arrow next to "Select a trigger".
Note: If you have a multi language course ( a course that's available in more than 1 language) you need to add the texts for all languages.
This Push Notification will be send to all users that use the mobile app as soon as a Story Unlocks by Story Based Unlocking (see this tutorial).
This Push Notification will be send as soon as you press 'Send' to all users that use the mobile app.
Step 5. Each event contains up to 5 push messages. The number of messages your user receives depends on their reaction: if they open the first Push Notification, they will not see any of the others. If they ignore the previous Push Notification (for example Message 1), they will see the next message (for example Message 2) and so forth until Message 5.
You can customise the message text to include your user name and course name, as seen below. If you choose not to, the default text will appear instead. (That is the light-grey text that is there currently).
Once you filled in all the Message fields, click Save. The pop up window will close. To finalise the setting, click on Save Changes.
Your Push Notification is now ready and will be sent to the user according to the trigger you chose!
When sent, your Push Notification will look like this:
Step 6. After setting a Push Notification, you can edit or delete it by clicking on the edit/trash icons.
Bam! you now know how to set and send Push Notifications!