This guide explains how to create a Google application that supports sending and receiving Push Notifications.
After completing the Google setup, your next step is to allow your Push Provider (Airship or Firebase), to send Push notifications from your app.
*Note: Should you already have a Firebase Project created under your account, please skip to Step 3
Step 1: Creating a Google Firebase Project and app
- Go to the Google Firebase Console - https://console.firebase.google.com
- Sign in using Your clients user (credentials can be found in credentials' list) or contact support.
- Select an existing project or create a new one.
- In the example below , we create an app named test-application, or use the name of your existing app.
- The project is created
Step 2: Create Apps
Inside your Project you should choose to create your Android and iOS Apps.
Click on the relevant button.
Step 3: Get Server API Key and Sender ID
1) click on the Settings button , and then on the "Project settings" option from the popup menu:
2) Once inside the "Settings" screen, click on the Cloud "Messaging Tab".
Make sure that your Server Key starts with "AAAA......".
This indicates it supports Firebase Cloud Messaging.
Copy your Server Key -
You can now use the API key in Airship.
Please note this is also where you can find your Sender ID:
Step 4: Adding API key to Zapp
- Go to zapp.applicaster.com and search for the relevant application.
- Click on the edit icon:
- Add the Server Key and Project number:
- Click on a new build afterwards for the changes to take place.
You have now successfully completed the Google setup.