Tutorial: Notifications

Serverless Database Notifications

Webcom provides several ways to get notified when data is written into the realtime database:

  • Realtime notifications: fully managed by Webcom, notifications sent to any kind of client, low latency, powerful and flexible,
  • Mobile push notifications: works even if application is in background, sends notifications to mobile clients only, has some payload limitations (size) and goes through third-party messaging servers (Google, Huawei or Apple),
  • Webhooks: useful to notify servers (that may be some kind a gateway to send further notifications to devices - sms for instance), easy load-balance (simple HTTP POST request), requires an HTTP server to receive notifications (outside the scope of the Webcom SDK).