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Practical Android: 14 Complete Projects on Advanced Techniques and Approaches by Mark Wickham

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© Mark Wickham 2018
Mark WickhamPractical Androidhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3333-7_6

6. Push Messaging

Mark Wickham
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Dallas, Texas, USA
 

6.1 Introduction

Push messaging is everywhere. You can see it used in almost all of the top apps today. If you take a look at your most frequently used apps, they tend to have a couple of things in common. They almost always provide a very useful service and they typically employ push messaging to deliver the service in a timely manner.
Push implementations are not the most high-profile, visible aspect of any app, but they are critical in ensuring that our devices receive that important update, notification, or content at precisely the right moment.
In this chapter, I will cover
  • How push messaging works ...

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