Firebase Cloud Messaging for Web & Settle Up
Web notiﬁcations: an easy, reliable, uniﬁed solution Company Settle Up is a fast-growing startup used by hundreds of thousands of people to keep track of shared bills and expenses. Challenges One of the top user feature requests was to receive notiﬁcations whenever there were updates for a payment group that the user was part of, such as when a bill was added, changed, deleted, or settled. Users already received these notiﬁcations in the app, but Settle Up wanted their web users to have the same experience. They also wanted a uniﬁed solution that they would be able to use across all of their supported platforms. Dealing with different documentation and integrations for different notiﬁcations solutions for each platform was so painful that the team did not have notiﬁcations for their iOS app. On top of this, the team had a full plate and wanted a solution that would be quick and easy to implement. Solution After considering different options, the team decided to use Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) for Web, because Settle Up was already using several other Firebase features, including Analytics, Crash Reporting, Hosting, and Test Lab. Within a day’s work, the Settle Up team had FCM for Web notiﬁcations working as expected without any problems, and also integrated seamlessly with the other Firebase products. Moreover, with FCM as a uniﬁed solution, the team was able to use one POST request to send notiﬁcations to multiple platforms.
SETTLE UP 37% higher engagement for users who receive web notiﬁcations
“The initial implementation was very easy - really a one-day job.” - Filip Procházka, Developer
Learn more at: http://g.co/fireba se/fcmweb