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Local Notifications seem accessible!

CasualEvolutionCasualEvolution Member, PRO Posts: 439

Hello @adent42 for years users have asked for push notifications in gamesalad... now in my work we used Unity and when we went to implement push notifications, we found that the process was complex, requires servers, not easy configuration on the Apple developer side , etc...
BUT, we discovered that local notifications are quite simple... because no server is required, nor any configuration on the Apple side... and although a priori these do not seem as useful as push notifications, because local notifications must be predefined in the build, these can also be used to send a message to the users on certain time and dates.
Thinking about that, I wanted to ask you to evaluate the incorporation of local notifications in GS, which do not seem so complex and can be very useful for hooking users to our games.

Thank you in advance!


  • ArmellineArmelline Member, PRO Posts: 4,856

    Worth noting that these local notifications could probably be combined with Appformative to allow you to update the notifications whenever the game is run. I can't imagine all that many situations were true push notifications would be needed for a game. I bet most requests are for these local notifications - to let people send reminders that a task is finished or that there's a new mode unlocked in the game etc.

  • CasualEvolutionCasualEvolution Member, PRO Posts: 439

    The truth is that local notifications end up being very useful ... for example, you can set a reminder that they will play your game in a week ... and every time your game opens, it deletes the notifications already programmed and schedules a new one to within a week... that way, you make sure the notification arrives, when the game hasn't been running for a week.
    In the same way, if you put some content for a period of time, you can notify users that there are x days left for the content to stop being, etc.
    Obviously everything has to be planned in advance, but it's much better than having nothing... unless you get hooked with Appformative, great idea! ;)

  • CasualEvolutionCasualEvolution Member, PRO Posts: 439

    Hi @adent42 you can see that... really I think that this could be a good option :)

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