March 2016 Release

Unity

We’re excited to announce the 2.0 release of our Unity plugin. This release simplifies installation and setup, and adds support for a number of Urban Airship features, including:

  • Channel registration events

  • Tag Groups

  • Custom Events

  • Named Users

  • Message Center

See the changelog for the full list of changes.

To download and install this new version, and register for plugin updates, head over to our package distribution site on Bintray.

If you’re upgrading from a 1.X.X version, see this Unity Migration Guide.

Insight Updates

Benchmarks

Evaluate your mobile marketing strategy by comparing your app’s opt-in rates with industry-standard benchmarks:

The benchmarks are based on extensive studies done by our market research partners. Please see our Insight Getting Started documentation for details.

Tag Counts

You can now view the top 50 tags on your users’ devices. You can find this data in the Profile dashboard, under the Top 50 Device Tags (All Time) report:

Please see our Insight Getting Started documentation for details.

New Navigation

Making Room for New Features and Functionality

We have rolled out some changes in the navigation for our web dashboard. Don’t fear: we haven’t actually moved anything! We’re just making navigation simpler across the product to accommodate some exciting new products and features related to messaging and A/B/n testing.

Engage Navigation Moves Up

Engage navigation has moved from the left-hand side of the page to the top, just above your workspace.

Previously when working in the context of one of your apps, the navigation menu for Urban Airship Engage features was on the left, as in the image below. Click the image for a larger view.

Previous Navigation

We have moved the Engage navigation just above the dashboard workspace. Access Messages, Audience, Reports, and Settings (gear icon) from the dropdown menus. Click the image for a larger view.

New Navigation

Product Navigation Moves Way Up

Since the release of our two major data products in Q4 2015, Connect and Insight, we have four major product lines including our flagship mobile engagement service, UA Engage, and our digital wallet solution, Wallet.

Access any Urban Airship product from the top navigation menu, from anywhere in the dashboard.

Connect

ID Matching

ID Matching allows you to associate up to 20 external identfiers to an Urban Airship user.

Simply associate the external identifier, e.g., IDFA, Google Analytics CID, Salesforce ID, etc., to the Urban Airship user ID (Channel ID) in the SDK. When the association is made, Urban Airship Connect receives the event and matches your ID with the UA channel ID.

Subsequently, all associated identifiers are returned in the Connect data stream under the "identifiers" key:

 {
   "ios_channel": "a6b392d6-3b0d-4c00-98ef-5cb91d51268a",
   "named_user_id": "albert",
   "identifiers": {
     "foo": "bar",
     "com.urbanairship.idfa": "9D55CAC8-79E3-4567-8A99-8465B7A12868",
     "cid": "123554"
   },
   "attributes": {
     "package_name": "com.company_name.app_name",
     "version": "1.0.0",
     "ua_library": "7.0.2"
   }
 }

For additional details, please see the Connect API documentation. For information on setting up custom identifiers, please see our Android and iOS documentation.