Urban Airship Engage Out of the Box (OOTB): Getting Started with Limited Development Resources

Your development team added the latest Urban Airship SDK to your mobile app. So now what?

Urban Airship Engage is a powerful, user-friendly tool that has many capabilities, even for teams with little to no developer support. Here are some starter messaging ideas that you can do with Urban Airship Engage, “out of the box,” (OOTB) with no additional development work or tagging, once our SDK is installed in your app. Note: the minimum SDK version and requirements are listed after each feature.

 

Message

  • Push notifications (1.0+)

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  • Interactive push notifications with buttons/action categories (5.0+)

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  • In-app notifications (6.0+)

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  • In-app landing pages (4.0+)

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  • Built in social sharing (5.0+)

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  • Deep-linking

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  • Send to a web page

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Automate

  • Message new users with first open

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  • Recapture lapsed users with inactivity

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  • Cancel message if a certain activity happens

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Target

  • Device properties (1.0+)

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  • Location targeting (1.2.0+)

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  • Push to local time (1.0+)

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  • Dayparting, preferred time (7.0+)

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  • Create dynamic segments with marketer-set tags (4.0+)

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  • Upload lists  (CSV files) (1.0+)

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  • Dynamic segmentation (marketer-set tags) (4.0+)

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  • Lifecycle lists (4.0+)

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Test and Optimize

  • A/B/N testing

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  • Review analytics and reporting (1.0.4+)

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Ready for more?

Setting up an out of the box Message Center is another feature that can add a ton of value for your users, and also requires minimal development work.

Message Centers expand your reach to 100% of your mobile app audience. Adding our “out of the box” Message Center does mean figuring out where you’re going to put it. Once your developers add navigation that points to the Message Center, they use our code to deploy. (SDK 7.0+)

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