Today we’ve released our initial support for Android’s newest operating system, Android O, currently in developer preview, with our Android SDK 8.6.0.
This release includes support for background limitations on Android as well as Notification Channels and Notification Dots.
What’s new in Android O notifications? Notification Channels Notification Channels provide a way for users to manage their notifications, making it easy to fine tune which types of notifications they receive from a particular app.
Push notifications Custom events Named Users Location In-App Messaging Actions Thanks to feedback from our customers, this release brings our number of development frameworks supported by plugins to 5, in addition to iOS, Android, and Windows with full SDK support.
We’re excited to announce the release of our 7.3.0 SDKs for both iOS and Android. This release greatly enhances both our Automation and Custom Events capabilites, providing native client-side support for Automation and enhancing SDK support for Custom Events through Custom Event Templates.
On-Device Automation Now you can keep track of in-app events locally, and subsequently schedule (or cancel) Actions when the conditions are met. Read more in our platform documentation:
We are pleased to announce the release of the Engage Java Library 1.0.0. This release includes:
Support for the channel, named user, and static list APIs.
Major refactors of the push, scheduled push, reports, segments, and location APIs.
An overhauled client class with support for async requests and callbacks.
For details, please check out the Java library documentation, API examples page, or view the source on GitHub.
SDK 7.1 Released The 7.1 releases of our iOS and Android/Amazon SDKs are out, with some great new features, including:
Support for limited ad tracking: SDK can now flag whether a user has enabled limited ad tracking
Improved Message Center message filtering
Increased Custom Event property limit to 100
For a complete list of updates, see the SDK changelogs:
We now support Titanium with our new Titanium Module, which targets iOS and Android. We’re proud to add Titanium to our list of supported app frameworks, alongside PhoneGap, Unity, and Xamarin.
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
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.
We’re excited to announce the release of the 7.0.0 SDK versions for iOS and Android, featuring Out-of-the-Box Message Center.
For details on upgrading to the new SDKs, see our SDK Migration Guides.
Automation Automation Limits Knowing when not to send a message can be as critical to your messaging campaigns as knowing when to send one.
At Urban Airship, we understand the delicate balance between under- and over-engagement. And we are excited to announce the release of Automation Limits, a new app-level control option for Automated Messages. Automation Limits give you another tool to manage the engagement balance, beyond the message-level limits that exist today.
Automation Improved Message Response Reporting When viewing a Message Report for an Automated Message, you can now view sends, influenced opens, and direct opens for the timeframe you are viewing.
Previously, only Lifetime Range data were shown above the graph visualization, regardless of the timeframe you selected.
Data shown for last 30 days:
Data shown for the lifetime of the Automated Message:
For more information about Message Response Reporting, please see Message Reports.
SDK We’re happy to announce the release of the Urban Airship SDK version 6.1.0, which provides additional support for our spring release features. Highlights include:
Tag Groups You can now easily add or remove tags to/from Tag Groups via the SDK. This functionality allows you to coordinate tag events that occur on the device with tag groups that may be primarily managed in a different database, e.g., a customer loyalty program.
SDK We are very excited about the 6.0 release of both our iOS and Android/Amazon SDKs. The 6.0 release on March 31st lays the groundwork for 3 major new product releases:
Mobile Data Bridge
You’ll be hearing a lot more soon about all 3 of these new features (which you may have read about previously in our Mobile World Congress press release) as they approach general availability and full support in the Urban Airship web application.
Reports A/B Testing Beta One of our most requested features is A/B Testing. We think it’s important to be able to find out what works for your users by trying different tone of voice, calls to action, or framing of a promotion. We have big plans for testing in the future, but we wanted to get some functionality in your hands right away, so we set up the A/B Testing beta program.
Reports Custom Events See the Custom Events Topic Guide for a complete overview of this new feature.
Custom Events let you track user activities and key conversions in your app, and tie them back to corresponding push messaging campaigns. An Event can be tracked anywhere in an app where specific user actions are critical to the success of your app. Some examples:
A retail app might record an event each time a user makes a purchase following a promotional message.
iOS 8 New Feature Roundup On September 17th, we made publicly available two major components of our iOS 8 feature support:
iOS SDK version 5.0
API support for Interactive Notifications
Coming in October, we will launch support for the use of these features in the Urban Airship web application as well as SDK and API support for the features on Android and Amazon with a new, combined Android/Amazon SDK.
Q1 Release Overview/FAQ March was a busy month at Urban Airship as we finished up the quarter by releasing a number of significant new features that will greatly enhance not only your user experience as an Urban Airship customer, but the experience of your app users. We’ll go into specific detail on each new of updated features below as they relate to the Urban Airship dashboard, API and Mobile SDKs.