iOS Message Delivery Tracking

How to add the Notification Service Extension to your iOS native app to track message delivery

There is an API method in Pushwoosh that tracks the delivery of push notifications. iOS apps do not support this method out of the box as push notifications in iOS are handled by the OS, not by Pushwoosh SDK. However, you can implement delivery tracking by adding the Pushwoosh Notification Service Extension for push delivery tracking to your project. Here you'll find the steps to implement Message Delivery Tracking for iOS apps.

Available on iOS 10.0 and later

1. Add Notification Service Extension

1.1. In Xcode, Select File > New > Target...

1.2. Select Notification Service Extension and press Next.

1.3 Enter the product name and press Finish.

Do not select Activate on the dialog that is shown after pressing Finish.

Press Cancel on the Activate scheme prompt.

By canceling, you are keeping Xcode debugging your app, instead of the extension you just created. If you activated it by accident, you can switch back to debug your app within Xcode.

2. Add code for tracking message delivery events

2.1 Add the following code to your NotificationService.m file:

#import "PWNotificationExtensionManager.h"

@interface NotificationService : UNNotificationServiceExtension


@implementation NotificationService

- (void)didReceiveNotificationRequest:(UNNotificationRequest *)request withContentHandler:(void (^)(UNNotificationContent * _Nonnull))contentHandler {
    [[PWNotificationExtensionManager sharedManager] handleNotificationRequest:request contentHandler:contentHandler];

- (void)serviceExtensionTimeWillExpire {
    // Called just before the extension will be terminated by the system.
    // Use this as an opportunity to deliver your "best attempt" at modified content, otherwise the original push payload will be used.


2.2 Add Pushwoosh_APPID to your Notification Service Extension info.plist.


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