Indigo Rose Software Introduces AirBop, the First Commercially Available PaaS Application Server for Google Cloud Messaging
- Published on November 19, 2012
- Written by Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Android app developers wanting to add push notifications to their apps have so far faced a daunting learning curve and significant expense. With the introduction today of AirBop.com, Android app developers can add push notifications to their apps while reducing both development costs and time-to-market, as well as investment in infrastructure.
AirBop is the first commercially available PaaS (platform as a service) application server for Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) that provides a full bare-metal GCM implementation. With AirBop, Android app developers have 100% control over their push notification integration. They also benefit from a fully managed server stack complete with online messaging tools and device targeting features.
"With AirBop, app developers have the freedom to incorporate any client side approach that they need. Whether they need to push 'tickle notifications' or broadcast a full 4k marketing payload, AirBop can handle it for hundreds of millions of devices," says AirBop president Colin Adams. "We manage the user/device registrations and provide the tools needed to push messages down to them - then we get out of the programmer's way."
AirBop is built on a high-performance server stack that was designed for reliability and scalability. It can adjust instantly for load, has continuous data protection, and can scale to handle billions of Android devices. Multiple external monitoring services help ensure quality of service.
All AirBop plans include unlimited push messages, while pricing ranges from $0.002 to $0.01 per managed user/device depending on features. Professional features include message scheduling as well as language, country and state targeting. Advanced features like a REST messaging API and street address radius geo-targeting are also available.
Android app developers can learn more at http://www.airbop.com where they can also sign up for a free account that includes 1,000 managed devices to help them get started without cost or risk.