You have an app, new Idea, new Update. You wonder how will you deliver them to the right user? Google won't leave you alone in the desert without showing you the way. No, I don't mean Google Maps. Google introduced Firebase Cloud Messaging which is a free tool/ platform that will help you send Web Push Notifications.
What is GCM (Google Cloud Messaging)? Google Cloud Messaging is a free service that enables developers to send messages between servers and client apps. This includes downstream messages from servers to client apps, and upstream messages from client apps to servers. It was launched in 2012 with a goal of making it the best mobile messaging platform to help marketers reach their users, notify them of important events and keep the data in their applications fresh. GCM is being used by marketers and developers to send messages to their users with the help of GCM Sender ID and the Server Key.
What is Firebase Cloud Messaging ( FCM )? Firebase is a mobile platform that helps you quickly develop high-quality apps, grow your user base, and earn more money. Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) allows you to send notifications and data messages reliably to iOS, Android, and the Web for free. FCM is now at the forefront and Google has committed to devote more time and attention to FCM.