Getting Started

Thank you for choosing Cloud Notify, let's get you up and running as quickly as possible.

1. Sign up for a free Cloud Notify account

Click the "Sign up" button (top right), go on, it's just up there. You will require a Google account to use Cloud Notify.

2. Download the Cloud Notify Android app

Get your phone out, go to the PlayStore and search for Cloud Notify. Easy peasy.

3. Register the Android app to your account

Open the Cloud Notify Android app settings and click "Register". It may take a couple of seconds to link your device. Once linked your email address and device UUID will be shown.

Note: you must use the same Google account as your Cloud Notify account. Obvs 😉

Register on Android device

4. Test everything is working from the web app

Open the Device Management web app page and click "Test Notification". You will see a notification on your mobile device.

Note: the device UUID will match that shown in your device settings.

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5. Create an API key

So you want to do more than send test notifications to your phone. Cloud Notify uses token/bearer authentication. So we need to create a token: open the API Keys web app page and click "Create API key". This will generate a unique token for your account. You will see the full token in a dialog box. This is the only time you will see it, so copy it and keep it safe.

Note: you can create as many API keys as you wish. In this way you can grant/revoke access for specific systems.

Register on Android device

6. Send your first request

Send a POST request to the Cloud Nofify API. In this example we are sending a message to a single device.

curl -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" -H "Authorization: Bearer s0Rwvm-aWZi-lcWxQH57hVE1QmqLqcjA-c8_TkxrbAaqQEy2Fg" -d '{"device_uuid": "547343a9-b42e-4c65-9077-63c060071ba2", "title": "My first alert"}'

Want to learn more? Checkout the API docs

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