July 2015 Release

Lifecycle Lists

Last month, we released Audience Lists, a method for targeting custom lists of device identifiers. We are pleased to announce an upgrade to the Audience List functionality with Lifecycle Lists. Lifecycle Lists are similar to the previously released Uploaded Lists, but rather than being based on uploaded CSV files, they are auto-generated by Urban Airship:

We currently provide three different list types:

  • First App Open: Users that have opened the app for the first time in the given time interval.

  • Opened App: Users that have opened the app in the given time interval.

  • Sent Notification: User devices that have received a notification within the given time interval.

Each list type (with the exception of First App Open) generates a total of three Audience Lists, one for each of the following time intervals: yesterday, last 7 days, and last 30 days.

For more information on Lifecycle Lists, please see our User Guide and API documentation.

Device Property Tags

The Urban Airship SDK collects huge quantities of data on user devices, and we are now making this data available to you in the form of Device Property Tags:

With Device Property Tags, you can target users based on the following device-centric information:

  • Language settings

  • Timezone settings

  • Locale country setting

  • iOS/Android app version

  • Notification opt-in status

  • Background push status

  • Location enabled status

  • iOS Device Model

You can see a full list of available tags, along with additional implementation details, in our Device Property Tag reference.

Ruby API Library

We now offer official support for a Ruby library which handles requests to our push and scheduled push endpoints. The library was previously open source, but will now be officially supported along with our other supported server libraries.

For details, please visit the Ruby library documentation, or get up and running quickly by viewing some of our Ruby examples on the API examples page.

Location Segments

Support for a granularity of minutes when creating Location Segments has been deprecated. See Time Period Specifier in our API reference for information on valid time resolutions, and Geographic Location Criteria for User Guide instructions.