Development Tip: Custom Icon for Push Notifications

Posted: January 6th, 2016Author:

One way to customize your app is to use a custom push notification icon. By the default, the push notification icon is your app icon.

Setting a custom icon for incoming push notifications is available only for Android OS and only for version 3 libraries (jQuery Mobile).

To set a custom push notification image:

  1. Upload your custom image (for example: icon.png) into the ANDROID/project_name/res/drawable/ folder to set it as a push image. If there is no drawable folder, simply create it:
    icon
  2. On the Source tab, open the WEB_RESOURCES > app > startScreen.js file.
  3. Find the PushNotification.init function and add an icon property with 'icon' value:
    code
  4. Now your app has a custom push notification icon!

Read more about Appery.io push notifications in our documentation and make sure to check out all of our mobile development tips.

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