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Push notifications are an essential part of every great app, enticing users to re-engage with the app even when they’re away from it.

But they’re also really challenging to implement, and we wanted to change that.

After months of rigorous testing, we’re excited to announce the open alpha of Ionic Push!

Ionic Push lets you create targeted push notifications through a simple dashboard that will be sent automatically when users match specific criteria, and offers a simple API to send push notifications from your own servers. Both iOS and Android devices are supported.

Sign up and use the alpha of Ionic Push today, for free.

Dev Mode

One really exciting part of this service that is unique to Ionic and will dramatically speed up development is “Dev Push.” That’s right; Ionic Push lets you send dev pushes without having to go through the arduous process of configuring provisioning profiles and API credentials for Apple and Google devices. Developers can focus on setting up and testing push notifications immediately.

Even better, once Apple or Google profiles have been configured, it only takes a single line change to start using the real deal. Plus, Dev Push even works in the Ionic View app!

Get Started

During the alpha, Ionic Push will be 100% free. In the future, we’ll release tiered pricing based on usage and will continue to offer a free tier.

So, give Ionic Push a try, and let us know what you think! We hope it makes the process of creating and sending push notifications to your apps much easier.

  • ooj

    OMG, I love you! This totally rocks!! *cheesy grin*

  • Reymon Reyes

    Ionic is getting better and better every time! Super awesome!

  • http://arnoldchuenffo.blogspot.com/ Arnold

    Waoh, this is awesome. Ionic framework keeps suprising me

  • jackyon

    nice, will try immediately

  • jackyon

    angular-websocket is required by Ionic Push, and should have been automatically installed in the previous step…

    I have tried these steps many times:

    ionic plugin add https://github.com/phonegap-build/PushPlugin.git
    ionic add ngCordova
    ionic add ionic-service-core
    ionic add ionic-service-push

    there is no lib/angular-websocket/angular-websocket.js…

    should I skip this?

    plz advise.

  • loic knuchel

    I’m super enthousiastic of testing that… I’ll give a try soon for SalooN 😀 And, if I have time, make a french blog post about it 🙂

  • Nathan Kerr

    The push plugin hasn’t been updated in more than 8 months. We found that Telerik’s fork is much more stable: https://github.com/Telerik-Verified-Plugins/PushNotification

    • Lucky

      But it works (For Cordova 3.5)

  • Fernando Ferrari

    love you guys so much! <3

  • Jesus

    ionic push, works with Ionic View??

  • Young Park

    What is the benefit of using Ionic Push rather than using some services like Parse?

    • Lucky

      Services like Parse are not free, with the phonegap push plugin I added push notifications to my app and built a dashboard in php that sends push notifications to all my users (At no cost).

      But the Ionic Push is really cool

      • José Lecaros

        Parse has a free tier, which includes (a huge number of) push notifications.

        • Lucky

          a huge number of push notifications.
          less than 1,000

          • Young Park

            1,000,000

          • Ross Waycaster

            No, with Parse’s free tier you can send an unlimited number of push notifications for up to 1 Million users.. It’s pretty hard to beat. Even if that means adding an extra hour for emplentation.

          • José Lecaros

            I don’t know where you got that number from, but you can check their plans here
            https://parse.com/plans

      • Young Park

        Sounds Ionic Push is free, but it’s free for alpha period. Isn’t it?

        • Lucky

          Not sure

          • Young Park

            Well, it says it. of course, they have plan…

    • Alberto

      with parse in cordova is to much work send push from app to app, i see ionic implementation and is too much easy.

  • Tom McLellan

    Awesome! I’ve implemented Parse push on a few iOS projects but the hassle of setting up multiple provisioning profiles takes a lot of extra time – can’t wait to give Ionic push a try.

  • André Steinn

    Phonegap’s official plugin has not receive an update for almost 2 years.
    Why not Fork the project and build an Ionic’s “own version
    It could have more benefits, that could be included in, like: Change led color (when available), add Desktop Shortcut Badges (when available), also fix some bugs in iOS, specially in newer versions..

  • swami108

    Any idea what the pricing structure might be once it’s out of alpha? I want to make sure what I’m getting into before investing time in ionicpush–as opposed to using something that’s free, like ngCordova’s push plugin.

  • P_M

    Does it depend on GCM / APNS for delivering notifications or provides is own implementation? I am currently working on a project where we serve some time-sensitive notifications to users. From what I’ve read, GCM / APNS Notifications may get delayed or even worse, wont get delivered at all. So am curious, what will Ionic Push use under the hood.

  • krik

    In case you missed it. There’s a brand new push plugin for cordova just released last month: https://github.com/phonegap/phonegap-plugin-push

  • Toni Lähdekorpi

    Any plans for Windows Phone?

  • http://devdactic.com/ Simon Reimler

    If anyone has problems setting up Ionic Push, follow my guide to get it running (including a screencast): devdactic.com/ionic-push-notifications

    Big thanks to Ionic once again!

  • wojder

    Hi, I got one question – will Ionic Push send notifications when app is paused/suspended?

  • http://dika.web.id Ferdhika Yudira

    awesome!

  • Samarth Agarwal

    How do I send push notifications from an Angular App? I can receive them when I send them from Ionic CLI.

  • http://devdactic.com/ Simon Reimler

    For anyone interested in a real example, check out my tutorial: http://devdactic.com/ios-push-notifications-ionic/

  • Gibran Castillo

    Is this for ‘Push Notifications’? Does it integrate with Apple’s Push Notification Service? APNS Server?

  • punksrant

    Hi is there any blog on how to test ionic push with app on ionic view

  • http://www.softlab.me/ MarcinDl

    If it will not be for free, no thanks. will be better to write it on my own or just use other solutions.

  • Sakshi Tyagi

    Push Notification are now Free with some service providers and I think Pushalive.com is the best service provider because they are providing 500 subscribers free then they will Charge after 500 subscribers and best tech 24hr support.