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Please Integrate other Free Push Service

hello Andromo Team, please i would like to ask on behalf of many users here that you integrate more Push notification service like onesignal and firebase which are amazing free service, so we are not stuck with just airbop which is pretty expensive and not very accurate at times in number of device. Onesignal.com and even Google firebase has Free unlimited push service. so kindly add this so users can choose whaich to use for each app. why should we be paying for push notification that is free in other services.

Thanks for your consideration!!

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  • airbop is very expensive , for 100,000 devices cost 200$ per month !!?

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  • edited March 7
    +1. I don't use push notifications due to costs of airbop.
  • edited March 7
    AirBop is Andromo's service and I'm guessing it also helps to offset the very affordable price of Andromo. When/If they move to Firebase, that income stream could be gone or diminished. From the business point of view, it's perfectly understandable that they didn't offer a free alternative yet.

    Other online app makers will offer for the same price a lot less, so whenever I check the competition (every 6 months or so), I just feel so much more grateful for Andromo.

    But, by saying that, I too would not mind a free push service. It's just a bit harder to pull that off without any effects, I think.

  • edited March 8
    @hendrixs oh, I didn't know it's Andromo's service! That puts things in perspective and if indeed it affects the business model, I don't mind then. That said, personally I don't care about push notifications enough. It's a "nice-to-have" though. My only gripe is that if I indeed needed them, 24$ a month on an app with 10,000 active users would be a very huge part of the actual revenue an ad-supported app gets at such amount of users, not to even mention the 49$ or 99$ plans for 10,000 users - I wouldn't even break even on mine. So I would rather have limited messages that could be sent more rarely but to a larger user base. Or just rarely but for less.
    Such plans would make more sense in apps with in-app purchases or rewarded videos that make more per user, but that is not supported in Andromo ,unfortunately.
  • @szymon247
    It is a bit pricey, for sure. I tried using them in the past, but they weren't a very good fit for my apps.

    Notifications would fit prefectly to an app like this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andromo.dev59828.app215491 (it was showcased and reviewed by Andromo in 2014, I would not mention it otherwise). It was developed by @tamworthheat, who used to be around quite a lot back in the day.

    Google had a case study not long ago how CNN (?) or New York Times (?) covered the elections live via push notifications. I can't find the study, but here's a bit older, but similar article: http://www.niemanlab.org/2016/10/study-push-alerts-encourage-news-app-users-to-actually-open-the-app/

    For these kinds of apps, push notifications are a must.
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