Segmented Push Notifications Are Here!

Update: this post is only for AppPresser 2, if you are using AppPresser 3 please click here for information about segmenting.

AppPush 2.4.0 was released yesterday, with a huge new feature: segmenting.

This has been one of our most requested features, and it’s finally here. Segmenting gives your app users the ability to sign up for specific categories of notifications, so they don’t have to get all of them. For example, if you have a news app, users can sign up to get notifications only when posts in the “Sports” category are published.

As the app owner, you can choose to send push notifications to specific categories manually, or set it up to send automatically when posts are published. You still have the ability to send push notifications to all users regardless of segmenting.

Let’s look at how this works.

To enable segmenting, first, make sure you are using AppPush 2.4.0 or higher. In the AppPresser settings Notification tab, choose “Enable” next to Segmented Notifications” and save, then you can choose what taxonomies you’d like to be available for segmenting.

AppPush Segmenting Admin

Next, add the [appp-notification-signup show_headers=”yes”] shortcode to a page in your app. When app users visit this page, they will see something like this.

appp-notification-segments

Now when you send a notification under AppPresser->Notifications, you can choose a specific category or send to everyone.

AppPush Segmenting send

This exciting new feature opens up a lot of great possibilities for sending targeted notifications to your app users. Learn more about how to use this feature in our docs.

To use this feature, update to AppPush 2.4.0 in your WordPress admin area. You must have a current license, click here to renew. ICYMI: previous post on other recent product updates.

11 Comments

  1. louis lavin on August 24, 2016 at 10:12 am

    This is very exciting. When i go under apppresser notifications I only have the setup information for pushwoosh. I do not see any information about posts.

    • louis lavin on August 24, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Never mind I figured it out.

      • Lee kun on August 24, 2016 at 6:01 pm

        Hi! I have same problem.
        How can you figure it out?



  2. louis lavin on August 25, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Hi Lee. You need to have the Pushwoosh account setup on the notification tab. Once the pushwooosh api is added and saved the options are then available.

    • Lee kun on August 25, 2016 at 6:20 am

      Thanks!!! I’ll try that.

  3. rita best on August 27, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Very excited about segmentations in AppPush. However, before I update how’s version 2.4.0 running with WordPress 4.6? Has anyone had any issues?

    • Scott Bolinger on August 29, 2016 at 11:04 am

      Hi Rita, we have tested with 4.6, you shouldn’t have any issues.

  4. Quincy on September 21, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Hi Scott,

    Great feature.

    I noticed that by default all notifications are switched off. Is there a way to have all notifications switched on by default?

    • Naayo on October 16, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      I want to know about it, too.
      Did you find answer?

    • Scott Bolinger on October 17, 2016 at 8:34 am

      That’s a good suggestion, we’ll look into this.

  5. Matt Salvadore on October 25, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Hey All,

    Just wanted to pass along that I ran into an issue with select categories not appearing on the notifications tab after making my push post types selection. Turns out there’s a get_terms() call in “AppPresser_Notifications_Settings.php”. If your running a WordPress core version below 4.5 you will run into this same issue. Make sure get_terms is using the correct syntax:
    https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/get_terms/

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