Android push notifications are sent using Google Cloud Messaging. This guide will help you set up an API key for push notifications.
Note: The functionality described below is provided by a third party and is classified as a Third Party Platform under the Outbound Terms of Service. By accessing or using the Third Party Platform, You acknowledge and agree that Outbound is not responsible for the operation, functionality or security of Third Party Platforms and your use of Third Party Platforms will be subject to the Third Party Platform terms of service.
To send push notifications using Outbound, you will need a Public API access.
To create a public API access key
- Go to Google Developers Console and click on your project.
- Open the API console.
- In the projects list, select a project, or create a new one.
- From the left-side menu, select APIs and services.
- On the left side of the APIs and services page, choose Credentials.
- Click Create credentials, then select API key.
- From here, you have the option to further restrict the key. Details on how to restrict the key can be found in Google's article on Best practices for securely using API Keys.
- Click Save.
- Select and copy the generated key.
- Click Enable API.
- On the Outbound Providers page, click Add New Provider.
- Select Push Notifications, then GCM.
- Paste in your key and you're done!