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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.

To access these pages, expand the Automation menu and click in Push Channels like shown below:

menu

In this page click in the New RSS Feed button:

new feed button

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

name

And the location of the RSS feed:

rss feed

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:

interval

Then you should select the Notification Type, this will define how we use the content of your article in a notification:

notification types

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

notification type alert

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:

notification type html

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

notification type webpage

If you want to use the link in each article of your feed to present redirect users to a certain page or view in your app, select Deep Link as the Notification Type:

notification type deeplink

Finally, if you want to use the link in each article of your feed to not present any UI and simply open your website or app, select None as the Notification Type:

notification type none

Then you can proceed to select what and who will be receive these push notifications. This is done using the Mapping Options:

mapping options

If you want to send any article of the feed to the same group, select Use entire feed from the Feed Mapping Options:

mapping options all

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:

mapping options categories

Then in the Send to field, we will select you will receive it. You can choose between Tags and Segments:

send to

If you want to send to a tag (group of devices), you should select Tags:

send to tags

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

send to segments

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

search tags

Type something in this field to retrieve some results:

search tags results

Click in the desired tag to make the selection, after that it will look like this:

selected tag

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

search segment

Type something in this field to retrieve some results:

search segments results

Click in the desired segment to make the selection, after that it will look like this:

selected segment

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 which tag should match which category:

search tags

Type something in this field to retrieve some results:

search multiple tags result

Click in one or tags to make the selection of the tags you want to use and the Done button when you are ready to continue:

select tags

Then you just need to provide which category should match the tags you've selected:

selected tags

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:

search segments

Type something in this field to retrieve some results:

search multiple segments result

Click in one or segments to make the selection of the segments you want to use and the Done button when you are ready to continue:

select segments

Then you just need to provide which category should match the segments you've selected:

selected segments

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

test feed button

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

feed ok

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

feed not ok

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

create button

Please note that after creating a feed, by default, the feed will not be active yet. We do this to prevent that Notificare starts polling right away. To activate it, use the switch in each feed in the list of feeds:

switch

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