push notifications w/o mobile app RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I am new to Azure Notification Hubs, hence the question. Is it possible to utilize Azure Notification Hubs to push notifications to mobile devices without an actual mobile app running on the device? I currently have an MVC app running in Azure and I was envisioning a simple system where a user could subscribe for notifications on the website by entering their mobile phone number and perhaps select what platform they are on (ios, android, windows) and then once subscribed, I can programmatically invoke push notifications to their device via the mvc app itself? Is this possible? If so, can someone point me in the right direction as to which APIs I need to be looking at?

    Thanks much!

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:11 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    No, it does not seem to be possible now. To enable NH to send notifications to mobile platform you should provide proper credentials (certificate for iOS, API key for Google Cloud Messaging etc.). To obtain those credentials you typically should become {PlatformName} developer and register you application. 

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:45 PM