macOS App Setup

Instructions for adding OneSignal to your macOS app


  • Configured OneSignal App and Platform

Configure your OneSignal App and Platform

Details on configuring your OneSignal App and Platform (click to expand)

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You can setup multiple platforms (iOS, Android, Web, Email, SMS) within the same OneSignal App under Settings > Platforms. If you want to create a new app select New App/Website. If this is your first OneSignal app, you will see the next page.

Name your app and organization something recognizable, then select the platform to setup. You can always set up more platforms in this OneSignal App later within Settings > Platforms.

Click Next: Configure Your Platform.

To configure your app, follow the prompts based on the platforms you support.

After you setup your credentials, click Save & Continue.

Choose your Apps Target SDK, the click Save & Continue.

Finally, you will be directed to install the SDK and provided your OneSignal App ID. Make sure to save your App ID as you will need it later.

If you need a teammate or your developer to assist, you can click Invite them to the app and select Done when finished.

Continue through the documentation to finish adding OneSignal to your app.


Option 1: Mac Catalyst

If you built your app with Mac Catalyst, you can setup OneSignal's XCFramework SDK.

More details in this guide on our blog.

Option 2: API

OneSignal does not currently have a dedicated macOS SDK. However, OneSignal can be used to send notifications to macOS apps. Please refer to Apple's documentation to learn how to obtain a push token.

To register a macOS device, call our Create user endpoint with a subscription type of macOSPush to represent the macOS platform, and pass in the push token for the token parameter.

Updating User Events

With the Create user or Update user APIs you can set your own custom alias or external_id and update user data.

Send Messages

You can send push notifications using the OneSignal dashboard or Create notification API. More details, see Sending Push Messages.