Mobile app PUSH Notifications
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Starting version 1.4 Moodle Mobile support PUSH Notifications initially only for iOs devices (iPhone, Ipad)
There are two basic pre-requisites for using the public Notifications infrastructure: you must register your site and install a message plugin
If you have a customized version of Moodle Mobile or you want to use your own Notifications infrastructure see bellow
Enabling PUSH Notifications in your Moodle site
Register your site
First, you must register your Moodle site. Remember that when you register a site you can choose privacy settings so your site is not visible and not listed.
Registering your Moodle site allow us to prevent any type of abuse of the public Moodle notification server (messages.moodle.net)
Download and set up the plugin
You must install the airnotifier message plugin https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=message_airnotifier
This plugin will allow your Moodle users to configure what type of PUSH notifications they want to receive (as they can do with the email, jabber, popup, etc...)
Once installed, you must go to Administration / Plugins / Message outputs / Airnotifier and click in the link "request access key". Remember your site must be registered in moodle.org
Enabling PUSH Notifications in the Mobile app
Your users should upgrade their Moodle Mobile app to the last version and also enable Notifications
They also have to open the Moodle site and go to Administration / Messages, a new column with the name PUSH Notifications will be displayed, there the users can choose which messages they want to receive in their mobile device.
Some data about your users mobile devices is stored in the Moodle database (model, platform, push token id, uuid, etc...)
Installing your own Notifications infrastructure
If you have a customized version of the Mobile app, or you want to use your own Notifications infrastructure then you have to install a private Airnotifier (backend server for notifciations)
You have to add your app certificates there, see https://github.com/dongsheng/airnotifier/wiki/Installation
The message Airnotifier plugin allow you to point to your custom airnotifier instance using your own access keys