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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:

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

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

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

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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. You can choose between Tags and Segments:

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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 tags or segments. If you've selected Use entire feed and Tags, you need to search for an existing tag:

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Type something in this field to retrieve some results:

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

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

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Type something in this field to retrieve some results:

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

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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 which tag should match which category:

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Type something in this field to retrieve some results:

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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:

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

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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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Type something in this field to retrieve some results:

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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:

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

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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:

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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 RSS Feed 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 Notificare starts polling right away. 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.