Customizing iOS SDK

Customize Pushwoosh iOS SDK to meet your goals and preferences

Background modes

To ensure that Pushwoosh SDK always receives the push token it is highly recommended to enable the Remote notifications option from the Background modes section of the Capabilities tab in your Xcode project. You can also enable this support by including the UIBackgroundModes key with the remote-notification value in your app’s Info.plist file.

Notification alert in foreground

By default Pushwoosh iOS SDK displays the notification banner when the app is running in the foreground. You can control this behavior by setting the following boolean flag in your code (i.e. in your AppDelegate):

[PushNotificationManager pushManager].showPushnotificationAlert = 0; //set 0 to disable foreground notications, 1 to enable it

Controlling Log Level

To assist with debugging and integration, SDK will print all requests to the console by default. When you are ready for the production build, set "Pushwoosh_LOG_LEVEL" string key in your Info.plist file to one of the following values, depending on how much you want to see:

NONE - No logs from SDK ERROR - Only display errors in console WARNING - Also display warnings INFO - Add informational messages DEBUG - Add debug information VERBOSE - Everything SDK can print and more

Deep linking

In your Info.plist file add URL types array with URL Identifier and URL Scheme. In the example below the URL Scheme is com.pushwoosh and the URL Identifier is promotion.

In your App Delegate file (usually AppDelegate.m) add openURL delegate function as outlined in the example below. The example checks for the correct page, parses "id" value from the URL and opens PromoPageViewController in response.

func open(_ url: URL, options: [String : Any] = [:], completionHandler completion: ((Bool) -> Swift.Void)? = nil) {
let components = URLComponents(url: url, resolvingAgainstBaseURL: false)
let page = components?.host
var promotionId: String?
if page == "promotion" {
let items = components?.queryItems ?? []
for item in items {
if == "id" {
promotionId = item.value
//show PromoPageViewController
- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application openURL:(NSURL *)url sourceApplication:(NSString *)sourceApplication annotation:(id)annotation {
NSURLComponents *components = [NSURLComponents componentsWithURL:url resolvingAgainstBaseURL:NO];
NSString *page =;
NSString *promotionId = nil;
//return if this is not a promotion deep link
if(![page isEqualToString:@"promotion"])
return NO;
for(NSURLQueryItem *item in components.queryItems)
if([ isEqualToString:@"id"])
promotionId = item.value;
PromoPageViewController *vc = [[PromoPageViewController alloc] init];
vc.promotionId = promotionId
[self presentViewController:vc animated:YES completion:nil];

In-Apps Tracking

In paymentQueue:updatedTransactions: delegate method call sendSKPaymentTransactions method of PushManager

func paymentQueue(_ queue: SKPaymentQueue, updatedTransactions transactions: [SKPaymentTransaction]) {
//the rest of the code, consume transactions, etc
- (void)paymentQueue:(SKPaymentQueue *)queue updatedTransactions:(NSArray *)transactions {
[[PushNotificationManager pushManager] sendSKPaymentTransactions:transactions];
//the rest of the code, consume transactions, etc

Geozones push notifications

Gezones push notifications are encapsulated into a separate framework PushwooshGeozones.

1. To add PushwooshGeozones.framework to your project using a dependency manager, put the following lines in your podfile or cartfile:


target 'MyApp' do pod 'Pushwoosh/Geozones' end

github "Pushwoosh/pushwoosh-ios-sdk"

Also, you can simply drag and drop the framework into Link Binaries With Libraries in your project's Build Phases.

2. Add the following keys to your Info.plist:

  • NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription(required) for app to track Geozones only while running in the foreground.

  • NSLocationAlwaysAndWhenInUseUsageDescription - (required) for app to track Geozones in both conditions and to show a permission request dialog pop-up.

  • NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription(optional) for app to track Geozones at all times; should be used if your app targets iOS 10 and earlier versions.

3. Import the framework:

import PushwooshGeozones
#import <PushwooshGeozones/PWGeozonesManager.h>

4. Start Geozones tracking when needed:

[[PWGeozonesManager sharedManager] startLocationTracking];