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Add push notifications to your BuddyPress mobile app

BuddyPress push notificationsNew updates to AppBuddy allow push notifications when someone mentions you, messages you, or sends you a friend request.

The fully featured BuddyPress notification system is similar to Facebook or Twitter, and now with push notifications it can be used in your mobile app.

You can test this feature by downloading the PressChat mobile app, or purchase AppBuddy and make your own social networking app with WordPress.

Existing customers can simply auto-update AppBuddy and AppPush to begin using this great new feature.


  1. Will on February 25, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Unfortunately the wparmchair app doesn’t work!

    • Scott Bolinger on February 26, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Hey Will, this app has not been updated in a while, we will be fixing it up shortly.

      • Will on February 26, 2015 at 3:04 pm

        Glad to hear Scott. I’m interested in building something similar and I had downloaded the app when it first came out and actually found this article when I was thinking about push notifications and integration with Buddypress. However when I went to check the app realized it didn’t work which made me a little nervous that maybe it wasn’t working!

  2. Tane on April 3, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    How can i make this work? do i need to have the pushwoosh api running on my wp? i mean, i dont see other way to send local push. thnx in advance.

  3. Jacob on May 20, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Hi Scott,
    I had the same question then Tane… I read the documentation. But not quite sure I understand good… So I need a API from pushwoosh it mean the first paid plan at least, I’m I right? If so, is there anyway to make it around this?


    • Scott Bolinger on May 21, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      Hi Jacob, yes a paid plan with Pushwoosh is required to access their API. The only alternative is setting up your own push notifications server, but believe me, you don’t want to do that 😉

      • Jacob on May 21, 2015 at 5:05 pm

        Ho Scott,
        Thanks for the reply, do Reactor could be a altern way?
        I know own path, it’s a pain in the neck.

  4. Scott Bolinger on May 25, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Reactor has it’s own push notifications server, but it doesn’t support BuddyPress.

  5. wes on September 18, 2015 at 1:37 am


    Pushwoosh is ridiculously expensive. Why not use the Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS)?
    See https://aws.amazon.com/sns/


    • Scott Bolinger on September 23, 2015 at 9:49 am

      Hi Wes, setting up Amazon SNS is not something the average person can do easily, it is quite complex. Pushwoosh is easy to setup, which is why we went with them. We are looking into other options for the future though.

  6. Gopal on March 26, 2016 at 1:14 am

    we have been using apppresser,app buddy & buddypress the register notification/welcome email is not working only in app. But from browser view its working fine.

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