Scott shows you how to add push notifications to the sample Paperboy app. He also highlights where platform-specific code must be implemented to provide a consistent experience across all the supported platforms.
- [Narrator] Okay, we're over in Visual Studio 2017…in our Xamarin Forms cross-platform news reader app Paperboy…to take a look at implementing platform-specific code…for push notifications. But just so that we have a…good baseline, let's take a look at where we're at…in this series with the app on all three platforms.…So if we load that up in iOS, we'll load Paperboy in Android…and we'll load Paperboy for Windows. At this point…in the series, we have a fully-featured, fully-functioning…app. It's a great little news reader. We have the ability…to get technology news, world news, trending news,…and things like that. In the most recent session, we took…advantage of the power of SQLite and Azure Mobile Services…to have, not just local storage, but also offline capability…and integration with remote services of Azure.…
What I thought might be a great feature to add to our app…to leverage the power of push notifications would be this…concept of, when favorites get added or removed,…we can notify other users or other devices.…
Note: This course is part 7 of a 9-part series, Mastering Xamarin.Forms Development, which explains how to build robust, cross-platform mobile apps with Xamarin.Forms. Visit Scott Peterson's instructor page to watch the entire series.
- Notification configurations for Android, iOS, and Windows
- Configuring push notification services
- Adding platform-specific notification support
- Responding to notifications