Push Notifications

Integrate your app with Gameball push notifications and interactive in-app messaging.

Gameball uses Firebase to deliver maximum experience in your app. This includes push notifications, interactive in-app messaging.

Configure Gameball With Your Firebase

Before you start, you must configure your Firebase on your Gameball account. Follow the steps in Configure your Firebase account on Gameball for mobile push notifications article from our Help Center related to push notifications.

Handling Push Notifications Integration

For notifications handling, add this code to the onNotification function in your app:

onNotification: (notification) => {
// you need to check the platform because firebase send the notification based on the platform
if (Platform.OS === 'android') { // Android
if(notification.isGB){
// send notification direct to InAppNotification as described below
}
}
else { // IOS
if (notification.data.isGB) {
// send notification.data to InAppNotification as described below
}
}
}

Import InAppNotification

import {InAppNotification} from 'react-native-gameball';

InAppNotification takes the following properties:

Parameter

Required

Description

Type

isVisible

Required

Whether to show the notification or not

boolean

onCloseFunction

Required

Pass a function that convert isVisible prop from true to false

CallBack Function

notification

Required

Pass the notification data received from the server

Notification

You can use it in different two ways: one is by adding it directly underneath the main app like shown.

<Provider>
<AppNavigator>
<InAppNotification
isVisible={this.props.show}
notification={this.props.notification}
onCloseFunction={this.closeNotification.bind(this)}
/>
</Provider>

Another which is a suggested approach to import it inside a component so that you can use it to pass the props value using redux or state as follows. You had created a new component called NotificationComponent and imported in it the InAppNotification as described above, now in the render function:

render(){
return(
<InAppNotification
isVisible={this.props.show}
notification={this.props.notification}
onCloseFunction={this.closeNotification.bind(this)}
/>
)
}

After that, add it underneath your main app component as follows.

<Provider>
<AppNavigator />
<NotificationComponent/>
</Provider>

Your users can now receive push notifications from Gameball.