Can I really send true native push notifications from my website?
Yes! Our push notification bridge will send native push notifications on behalf of your website and forward the user directly to your content.
How much does this cost?
Will this work with my blog?
Yes! We have a very simple blog integration based on RSS feeds, and you can be up and sending alerts in a few minutes.
Do users want these alerts?
Yes, they love them. They’re your most dedicated users and they want to be contacted proactively. They want the latest updates, wherever they are.
Can I use AlertRocket with my normal, non-mobile website?
Yes. We know that some desktop websites work well on mobile browsers and you aren’t required to have any particular mobile support to use AlertRocket.
Does this also work on iPad?
Yes, if you have an iPad app, native push notifications will work great there. The Alert Rocket application for mobile web push also works on iPad, but in iPhone compatibility mode. In all cases, your website will be displayed using the full browser.
What does a user experience when they are registering for my mobile web notifications?
Your users that already have the Alert Rocket application installed will immediately be redirected into the app and registered for your notifications. That’s it. Users without Alert Rocket installed will be prompted to download the application, and the notification registration will complete when they first open the app.
How to I unregister users that no longer want notifications?
Both Apple and Google provide feedback mechanisms and we automatically de-register users when they’re no longer accepting notifications. You can also use our API to specifically unregister a particular user for any other reason.
I'm not a tech person, is this easy?
It’s surprisingly easy. Take a look below at some easy integration points and you can be sending alerts in about 5 minutes.
How do I send alerts?
We have some really easy methods if your content is already in an RSS feed. We also have APIs, if you want to integrate from your server if that works better for you. Additionally, there’s also a UI, built in to the notification center, that allows you to send manual notifications at any time.
What's the difference between a native alert and a web alert?
A native alert is sent to your native app (downloaded from AppStore or Marketplace) on the user’s device. A web alert is sent to our Alert Rocket app via our push notification bridge (wc? bridge?). In either case the alert can come from our push APIs, RSS feed push, or manually sent through the UI.
How many alerts can I send to each user?
We won’t limit you, but we recommend a maximum of 2-3 per day. Of course, this depends on your usage and we have customers who send way more than that and it’s perfectly fine. If each alert isn’t adding value, your users may unsubscribe and you don’t want that!
I run a blog, does this work with that?
Our service can use the RSS feed your blog produces to inform your readers when you post. You can also send out manual notifications, if there is information outside of your posts that your readers need to know about in a timely manner.
I run a shopping site, can you send product notifications?
Yes! Alerts can be used for anything you can imagine. People are using them for coupons, new products, special deals, and many other variations.
Can this be used for political campaigns?
Absolutely. You can use it to solicit contributions or to keep in touch with supporters. We won’t restrict your use at all. You are only limited by what is legal.
Does it require custom integration / programming?
Not necessarily. There are many options, but you can get started with a simple integration process using a link from your site. We do provide some advanced methods depending on your needs, but those aren’t required.
Can I integrate AlertRocket with my jQueryMobile / Sencha / jqTouch app?