Android push notifications are sent using Google Cloud Messaging. This guide will help you set up an API key for push notifications.
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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.
- Under APIs & auth in the sidebar, click Create new Key under Public API access.
- Select Server Key.
- In the next modal, put in the IP from where your calls will be generated from. If you don't know this, you can either leave this blank or use 0.0.0.0/0.
- Click Create.
- Select and copy the generated key.
- Go to APIs & auth > APIs and click Cloud Messaging for Android.
- 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!