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Windows 8 SDK Integration

Windows 8 sdk integration has never been so easy! Our extensive guides for all platforms currently available on the market show how to integrate push notifications within several minutes and with several lines of code. You can choose between native programming tools and a diverse set of cross-platform solutions. We are working hard on extending the list of supported SDKs, plugins and modules, so we advise coming back once in a while to see what's new. If you believe that some great tools should be added here, please let us know, and we will do our best to get them up and running!

SDK Integration

You can use an emulator while working with push notifications.

 

In order to integrate BulkPush into your application, follow the steps below.

1. Download our SDK package.

2. Add reference to BulkPushSDK/SDKBuild/BulkPushSDK.winmd to your project

3. In the code add the BulkPushSDK namespace: using BulkPushSDK;

4. Initialize push service with the following code:

 

private void Subscribe_Tapped(object sender_, TappedRoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            try
            {
 
                string _BPId = BPID.Text;
               
                service =
                BulkPushSDK.NotificationService.GetCurrent(_BPId, "");
                if (Host.Text.EndsWith("/"))
                {
                    service.SetHost(Host.Text);
                }
                else
                {
                    service.SetHost(Host.Text + "/");
                }
 
                service.OnPushAccepted += (sender, pushNotification) => {
    //code to handle push notification
    string pushString = pushNotification.ToString(); //will return
 
json push payload
                };
                service.OnPushTokenReceived += (sender, pushToken) => {
//code to handle push token
                };
                service.OnPushTokenFailed += (sender, errorMessage) => {
 //code to handle push subscription failure
                };
                service.SubscribeToPushService();
             
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                MessageDialog dialog = new MessageDialog("Host does
 
not exist: \n" + ex.Message);
                dialog.ShowAsync();
            }
 
  }

 

5. In your App.xaml.cs in OnLaunched function add the following:

Important! If you plan to use Toast notifications, please make sure you have switched Toast notifications on in your application project. Go to the Application UI tab of your application manifest settings, and set Toast Capable to Yes. Otherwise Toast notifications will not work on the device.

 

Windows 8 push notification

 

That’s it! Easy, isn’t it?

 

Advanced features

Tags

Tags allow you to create a set of devices based on different criteria.

1. Create a list of tags:

 

object[] Values = new object[] { "this is tag value"};
string[] Keys = new string[] { "this is tag name"};

 

2. Send tags to BulkPush:

 

service.SendTag(Keys, Values)

 

Geozones

You can send push notifications to users located in a specific area.

1. Turning Geo Zones on:

 

service.StartGeoLocation();

 

2. Turning Geo Zones off:

 

service.StopGeoLocation();

 

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