This guide aims to help you set up push notifications for your Ionic app. Also I will append new questions to the final help section for something like the FAQ of Ionic push notifications. Without more words, let’s start the fun.
It’s going to be a wild ride!
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Start the smallest Push App ever
The funny thing here is that we actually need almost no code for push to work. Anyway, we start with a blank Ionic app and add 2 plugins, the ionic-platform-web-client which will handle the connection to Ionic.io and the phonegap-plugin-push which handles incoming pushes inside your app (and how you want to react upon receiving them). So go ahead and run:
ionic start push-app blank
ionic add ionic-platform-web-client
ionic plugin add phonegap-plugin-push --variable SENDER_ID="GCM_PROJECT_NUMBER"
We need a GCM...