Notification Hubs

How can we improve Azure Notification Hubs?

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  1. Add support for Azure Notification Hubs to push messages to web browsers

    Azure Notification Hubs should be able to deliver messages to users via web browsers.

    This should be done through lightweight javascript. The script should be cross browser compatible with desktop, mobile and legacy browsers.

    Basically this would replace the need for hosting SignalR unless you're building something like a chatroom.

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    • Microsoft.Azure.NotificationHubs add support for .NET CORE

      The nuget package Microsoft.Azure.NotificationHubs requires a .Net Framework 4.5 Full Profile, can you update to support .NET Core?

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      • Add webhooks to Azure Notification Hubs

        Add the ability for Notification hubs to call an endpoint when an event has occurred on a push notification (push delivered, failed ...etc)

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          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          For the notification related events, we can only report if the message was successfully sent to the respective provider’s PNS. The actual delivery of the message is handled by the PNS and we don’t have any direct visibility in this. Where we can add some hooks are instances where maybe the registration expires etc. Let me know if there are any other places you will find this useful.

        • Add ability to move NotificationHub from one namespace to another within the same subscription id

          According to this answer in the forums:
          https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/azure/en-US/08a3ffc8-dbf3-4212-8533-d639371e2016/moving-notification-hub-from-one-namespaces-to-another?forum=notificationhubs&prof=required

          It requires contacting support in order to move notification hub between namespaces (sometimes one app get's bigger audience and it's necessary to move it to different pricing namespace e.g. from Basic to Standard)

          69 votes
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          • Use new APNs HTTP/2 API

            Notification Hubs uses the old APNs binary protocol. Moving to the new HTTP/2 protocol would enable new features like updating existing notifications (using the 'apns-collapse-id' header)

            68 votes
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            • Get Installation and Delete Installation By Tags, By PushChannel

              I think azure must provide api to get installation record by Tags and PushChannel.

              Also Delete api by tags and PushChannel

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              • Allow Global Templates

                As I understand it, templates are only held at a specific user registration level.
                For our (enterprise) app this makes life difficult, as I now need to register a large number of templates to a large number of registrations, and worse keep this in sync as templates are changed.

                It would work better in our scenario to have 'global' templates ready in the hub (referenced by name), then send a message to whatever tags, specifying the template desired.

                Under this scenario we would handle any personalisation via the back end app - using either tags or other means (I'm either…

                31 votes
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                • Notification hub - Better way of analytic for push notifications send using Azure

                  Notification hub currently provides a way to send PN across all plateforms but the analytic provided is not very usable and real time.

                  30 votes
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                  • Add the ability to read certificate (APNS) from Key Vaults

                    Instead of uploading a certificate to the notification hub (Scattering certificate management across many resources). Having certificates consolidated in a Key Vault makes it easier to manage certificates and makes expiring certificates less common.

                    We rely heavily on Key Vaults, for managing our domains SSL certificates, to Azure Service Fabric Cluster Certificate and others. Having the APNs Certificate there provides a one stop shop for all certificates on the portal.

                    21 votes
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                    • Bulk tagging of installations

                      When we need to add a tag for a set of installations, we currently need to perform a request to Azure Notification Hubs for each installation.

                      This results in very poor performance, ruining one of the main advantages of Notification Hubs: massive scalability.

                      It is to be expected that many many uses of tags will involve applying tags on installations dynamically in response to business events in the app. Since this may affect as many users as we would later want to send notifications to, it follows that we should have an efficient way to apply tags to many installations…

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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks for reaching out! We agree that this is an important task customers will need to be able to do. We are working on improving installations and will keep this on our list as we move forward. I will update once we have any ETA/have started working on this item.

                      • Portal: Show Active Devices, total registrations count

                        They only exposed in old portam, but both two values are super important to manage tier. Please make them display in new portal.

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                        • Make telemetry data available for a longer time

                          Based on my tests, telemetry data can be read only within ~24 hours after the message was sent out. After that time the backend unable to find the data for a given notificationid. So I guess you delete this statistics. It would be great to be able to get these information after much more time. I think it would be a good idea to make the telemetry availability time as a configurable value in the portal.
                          But making it available for minimum 1 week would be good. If it is possible please extend the current short time. Thank you in…

                          11 votes
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                          • one notification hub to send push notifications to multiple apps

                            I would like to be able to use one notification hub to send push notifications to multiple apps.

                            For example, I might have a standard, pro, and enterprise level app that need to all work with the same Azure back end and be able to send notifications work with one another. The user should be able to seamlessly upgrade and still interact with other users who have different tiers of the same app.

                            11 votes
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                            • Make Notification Hub as simple as Firebase from google

                              I think you know that we have products addressing the same problem as we are. but they do it simpler than we are. For example Firebase code required from dev- much less than Notification Hub.
                              https://developers.google.com/cloud-messaging/faq

                              "You no longer have to write your own registration or subscription retry logic. " - why we can't do something simple like that!

                              Recently when we discussed with customer usage of notification hub and I can't explain why they should use it instead of firebase after feature comparison

                              9 votes
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                              • Make Notifications Hub .NET Client Open Source.

                                As it seems you don't care in make .NET Notification Hub Clients available for .NET Core platform without .NET Full Profile requirement, please turn Notification Hub .NET Client Open Source and let the community work to bring .NET Core support for Notification Hub .NET Client a reality.

                                9 votes
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                                • Please check and fix possible problems with PUSH notifications in Android and node.js

                                  A lot of users are having problems with these services.

                                  Problems with devices registering and unregistering, updating tags, devices that disappear from the registered devices list after two or three days and it starts the "Error deleting the push registration-Error: NotFound." problems...

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Provide browse, query for handle/tag registrations in Portal

                                    It would be good to provide browse/query explorer for registered devices/handles and tags in Portal.

                                    The interface might be similar to DocumentDB document/query explorers in Portal.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Add telemetry as an optional extra regardless of Notification Hub tier

                                      Rich telemetry is important to ensure notifications get delivered and that old device tokens are effectively removed. This is only avaialable in the Standard Tier, which is very expensive. I'd like to see access to the PNS Feedback made optional, so that users on low volumes can see ensure those notifications are accepted by the PNS.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Make NotificationHub fully available in the new UI / RBAC model

                                        Make NotificationHub fully available in the new UI / RBAC model

                                        Our development team really wants to use the notificationhub functionality, but in order to configure / manage it, they need Co-Admin access rights in the old portal on this subscription. This gives them full access to all resources in this subscription which is not acceptable for our information security team.

                                        We really need NotificationHub and related functionality in the new portal so we can use RBAC.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Simple android NH client lib

                                          It will be good, if there is any simple android NH client lib like azure blob storage android interface.

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