Support for location triggered notifications can be achieved in the following ways.
If your Mobile App collects location data, OneSignal will automatically update the latitude and longitude for the device based on the location permission granted by user.
- For iOS location settings, see the Apple Developer Guide for Choosing the Location Authorization Level. Apple requires a description be set in the project's
Info.plistto display the authorization dialog. Set either the NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription for requesting authorization only while app is in focus or NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription for usage at all times.
- For Android location settings, see the Android Developer Guide on Location Permissions.
OneSignal does not automatically collect location points on web push. You can setup your site to prompt users for Location Tracking and add Data Tags to set it within OneSignal. Here is a great Medium Post about this.
If getting and setting the location points with OneSignal
sendTags method, assign
"latitude" tags. For example, you could set
Then you can send a message to users in a segment based on these tags.
For example, define a segment with tags
"long" > 37, "long" < 38, "lat" > -118, "lat" < -117 to create a square target region containing users with location tags in that range.
You can do this manually via the New Messages Page, automatically via the Server REST API, or automatically via the Automated Messages Page.
OneSignal does not provide a way to track city or area codes. This data is usually collected in the following ways:
- User inputs a city or location into a field on your site/app.
- Prompt User for Location Tracking on Web and use Google Maps Reverse Geocoding API. Here is a great Medium Post about this.
You can send this data to OneSignal as Data Tags.
Radar is the leading geofencing and location tracking platform. You can use Radar's SDKs and APIs to build a wide range of location-based product and service experiences, including pickup and delivery tracking, location-triggered notifications, location verification, store locators, address autocomplete, and more. For more information about our integration, visit the Radar Docs or contact the Radar team to learn more.
Currently OneSignal updates location points around every 5 minute based on the device's location permissions.
Updated 10 months ago