Support for Android Nougat Released
Same passbook functionality you already have in iOS
We are thrilled to announce the 1.9.0 release of our Android SDK with support for new features in Android 7.0 and support for Firebase Cloud Messaging.
With this release we've packed a considerable amount of new functionality as well as a lot of improvements in our flagship features for notifications and loyalty. To make this transition the smoothest it can be, we have prepared a migration document for developers which can be found here.
Firebase Cloud Messaging
In this new release, we've added support for FCM (which will be replacing GCM), making integration of remote notifications in Android easier than ever. You can now use Android Studio's step-by-step setup for Firebase, without ever having to leave the IDE to setup the server keys needed to make remote notifications work. If you are not ready for this change, you can of course still use good ol' Google Cloud Messaging API which we will keep supporting until it's retired.
We've seen response rates raise as high as 43% whenever these kind of actions are included in notifications, making it an efficient way of collecting feedback from your users without forcing them to open your application. It feels good to see that all the major platforms are slowly adopting our concept of smart notifications!
We also made it possible for apps to handle links to passes from web pages or emails. This allows you to distribute passes the same way you were used to in iOS.
These new features will require minimal changes in your implementation but will considerably improve your users' experience when distributing those member cards, tickets or coupons.
What are you waiting for, download our SDK now!