Get your simple push notifications app with Ionic 4 and Firebase Cloud Messaging

Recently I needed a simple mobile app to test my simple push notifications service. In my case it was a Android app receiving notifications from Firebase Cloud Messaging.

In this article I’m going to share my experience with you. I’ll show you how you can create your own simple Ionic 4 Android app and integrate it with FCM service.

But first of all I’m going to start with disclaimers:

  • Please remember that this is only simple starter example. To make sure your notifications behaving properly you have to store user subscriptions somewhere (for example in Firebase or local storage).
  • This article doesn’t cover iOS platform but it’s possible to use FCM as your push notifications provider in iOS apps.

Main goals

We’d like our app to have following features:

  • store devices tokens in Firebase database
  • overall push notifications receiving
  • topic-based push notifications subscription / unsubscription

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Send your test FCM push notification with cURL

Authorization needed to send push notifications with FCM is cool and not so complicated to integrate on your server app. Take a look at documentation here.

Quicker way

Server app? Great, but sometimes you have to quickly test your FCM push notifications and not necessarily you want create a whole back-end infrastructure just to send some notifications out.

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What map engine choose when Google Maps crashed? 3 best alternatives

This page can’t load Google Maps correctly” or “For development purposes only“…
Sound familiar to you?

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OpenWeatherMap – best weather data API for your projects

Recently Weather Underground announced that they’re no longer supporting their free API plans.

I really liked WUnderground and used it in several projects, but if you’re relaying on external services you have to remember that your API provider can change. So don’t tie yourself with specific solution.

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