Posted On: Oct 27, 2021

The Amazon Chime SDK lets developers add real-time audio, video, screen share, and messaging capabilities to their web or mobile applications. Starting today, the Amazon Chime SDK supports iOS and Android push notifications via Amazon Pinpoint for messages sent through Amazon Chime SDK messaging channels. With push notifications, a developer using Amazon Chime SDK messaging for chat can help ensure their users are notified about new messages even when they are not actively using their app. Users can switch applications or lock their mobile device and receive a notification when a new message or call comes in, allowing them to tap the notification and return to the original app to continue the conversation or join the call.

To get started, developers create an Amazon Pinpoint project and associate it with an Amazon Chime SDK messaging AppInstance. Once connected, developers enable push notifications for a message by using the PushNotification attribute in the SendChannelMessage API and including the title and body for the notification. Developers can also use filter rules to allow users of their application to choose which notifications they receive. Users can choose to turn notifications on or off for all channels, for a single channel, or to receive notifications for messages where they are mentioned.

To learn more about the Amazon Chime SDK and push notifications, review the following resources:

* Amazon Chime SDK 
* Amazon Chime SDK Developer Guide 
* Amazon Chime SDK for JavaScript