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    1. Enabling Push Notifications in vBulletin 5.3.2 and Mobile Suite 1.16

      Enabling Push Notifications in vBulletin 5.3.2 and Mobile Suite 1.16

      By: (Administrator) Tempus is offline 16th Aug 2018 18:52
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      vBulletin Mobile Suite 1.16 includes functionality for Push Notifications. One of the requirements to add this functionality is that you must be running vBulletin 5.3.2 Connect on your site and create a project with Google's Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) platform. The steps below will walk you through the process of enabling this functionality in vBulletin and in your Mobile Apps.

      Add a project to your Firebase account







      Setup Push Notifications for Android app

      First, you will need to add an Android app to your FCM project




      The package name for your Android App can be retrieved from your Mobile Publisher account at:





      After registering your Android app with FCM, you will be able to download the google-services.json file:




      Now you need to upload the downloaded google-services.json to your Mobile Publisher account.






      Press Continue to submit the build request for your Android app.

      Setup push notification for iOS app

      Add an iOS app to your Firebase project:





      Your iOS Bundle Id can be retrieved from your Mobile Publisher account at the following location:




      After registering your iOS app in FCM, you will get to download the GoogleService-info.plist file:





      Upload your downloaded GoogleService-info.plist file to your Mobile Publisher account:





      Press Continue to submit the build request for your iOS app in vBulletin Mobile Publisher. Once the build process is complete, you will need to continue with the included documentation inside the build download package. Make sure to register the use of Push Notifications as specified in the documentation or Apple will reject your app.

      Add Firebase Cloud Messaging Server key to your vBulletin 5 AdminCP settings

      Copy the Firebase Cloud Messaging Server key:




      In the AdminCP go to Settings -> Options -> vBulletin API and Mobile Application Options. Make sure that "Firebase Cloud Messaging is enabled. Then paste your Firebase Cloud Messaging Server key into the Server Key field.





      Save the Options page.

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