Guides

Create Push Channels

Push Channels will allow you to poll data from a RSS feed and send any new content to all your users or groups of users via a push notification. This feature will use content generate elsewhere and automatically send remote notifications to users when new items in the feed are available.

From the list of Push Channels click in the New Feed button:

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To create a Push Channel you will need to provide a name:

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And the location of the RSS feed:

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Optionally you can specify the polling interval for an individual feed. You can also set this interval for all your feeds when configuring this feature in the services pages, as explained here:

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If you wish to use the title in each article of your feed to generate a simple alert, select Alert as the Notification Type:

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If you want to use the link in each article of your feed to present a web page, select Webpage as the Notification Type:

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Finally, if you want to use the content or description in each article of your feed to generate a HTML page, select HTML as the Notification Type:

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Then you proceed to select what and who will be sent, if you want to send any article of the feed to the same group, select Use entire feed from the Feed Mapping Options:

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If your articles have categories and you want to send certain categories of articles to certain groups, select Match with categories of the feed from the Feed Mapping Options:

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Then in the Send to field, we will select you will receive it. If you want to send to a tag (group of devices), you should select Tags:

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If you want to send to a segment (group of users), you should select Segments:

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After selecting these and depending on your choice you will need to specify the groups. If you've selected Use entire feed and Tags, you need to search for a an existing tag:

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After selecting a tag from the search results, you will see something like this:

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If you've selected Use entire feed and Segments, you need to search for an existing segment:

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After selecting a segment from the search results, you will see something like this:

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Because segments can be created through the dashboard, if you want to use a segment that does not exist, you are given the opportunity to create one on-the-fly:

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If you've selected Match with categories of the feed and Tags, you will need to provide the correlation between the category and the tag. Using the same search mechanism you'll select one or more tags and then provide the relation:

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The exact same thing can be done if you've selected Match with categories of the feed and Segments, but instead you will matching a category with a segment:

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Before creating your feed, it is a good idea to test it. If you've provided the location of your feed you can test it by clicking in the Test Feed button:

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If everything is OK with your feed, you will see a warning like the one below:

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If there is something wrong with your feed you will see an error like this:

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When you finished setting up this feed, make sure you click the Create button to save it:

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Please note that after creating a feed, by default, the feed will not be active yet. We do this to prevent that the poller starts working right away in case you've made a mistake. To activate it, use the switch in each feed in the list of feeds:

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Learn how to edit a segment by following the guide located here.