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LoopBack Push Notification Component

⚠️ LoopBack 3 is in Maintenance LTS mode, only critical bugs and critical security fixes will be provided. (See Module Long Term Support Policy below.)

We urge all LoopBack 3 users to migrate their applications to LoopBack 4 as soon as possible. Refer to our Migration Guide for more information on how to upgrade.


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This module provides a set of LoopBack models to enable mobile device push notifications.

Please see the full documentation: Push notifications.

The loopback-component-push module supersedes loopback-push-notification. Please update your package.json accordingly.



Key Components

  • Device model and APIs to manage devices with applications and users
  • Application model to provide push settings for device types such as ios and android
  • Notification model to capture notification messages and persist scheduled notifications
  • Optional Job to take scheduled notification requests
  • Push connector that interact with device registration records and push providers such as APNS, GCM, and MPNS
  • Push model to provide high level APIs for device-independent push notifications


Node.js server

This module includes an example LoopBack server application.

To run it, use these commands:

$ cd example/server
$ npm install
$ bower install
$ node app

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By default, the application uses an in-memory store for the application/installation data. To change to a MongoDB instance, set the MONGODB environment variable to the MongoDB URL. For example,

MONGODB=mongodb://localhost/demo node app

iOS client

The iOS example app uses the LoopBack iOS SDK to enable and handle push notifications.

Android client

The Android example app uses the LoopBack Android SDK to enable and handle push notifications.



Module Long Term Support Policy

This module adopts the Module Long Term Support (LTS) policy, with the following End Of Life (EOL) dates:

Version Status Published EOL
3.x Maintenance LTS Dec 2016 Dec 2020

Learn more about our LTS plan in docs.