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AWS SNS vs Apple Push Notification: Push Notification Provider Comparison [2022]

  • Introduction
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    Features

    Pricing

    Pros & Cons

    Company Info

    Recap

Introduction

If you're looking for a reliable push notification service, AWS SNS and Apple Push Notification might be your best options. So, which is better: AWS SNS or Apple Push Notification? This comparison guide will look at the pros and cons of AWS SNS and Apple Push Notification, including pricing, features, customer reviews and more.

Features

SDKs Available

Has Courier.com Integration

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iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS

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Features

SDKs Available

Apple Push Notification:

iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS

Has Courier.com Integration

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Pros & Cons

AWS SNS

Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is a web service that enables developers to send notifications from the cloud to mobile devices. Developers can use this service to send messages, images, and videos to their customers. Amazon SNS provides two types of push notifications: topic-based push notifications and device-based push notifications. Topic-based push notifications are delivered to all subscribers who have subscribed to the same topic. Device-based push notifications are delivered only to subscribers who have installed your app on their devices and enabled notification settings for your app.

Pros

  • It is handy for sending and managing notifications.
  • You can access daily reports.
  • It is easy to implement and integrate.

Cons

  • It has poor documentation.
  • Setup is quite complex and challenging.
  • Debugging errors could be difficult.

When To Use

  • If you have a large contact base, Amazon SNS is a great option for sending notifications and messages.

Apple Push Notification

Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) is a platform for sending alerts and messages to Apple devices. Introduced in 2009, it allows third-party developers to send notifications to users of iOS and OS X devices. Notifications may be sent as text or as an audio or video clip and can be targeted to specific users or groups of users, based on criteria such as device type, app installed, or location. The APNS platform comprises two components: the push notification server and the client software on the user's device. The push notification server, operated by Apple, receives messages from third-party servers and forwards them to the client software on users' devices. The client software decrypts the messages and displays them to the user.

Pros

  • It offers a secure and efficient way for iOS app developers to propagate information to iOS devices.

Cons

  • It is limited to Apple products.

When To Use

  • If you're building an Apple-specific product, APN is a sure thing for a proper notification system.

Company Info

Alexa Rank

Funding

Employee Count

Founded In

Headquarters

Trustpilot Rating

G2 Rating

11
55
108M
1B
45000
132000
2006
1976
Seattle, USA
Cupertino, USA
1.8
1.6
4.2
4.3

Company Info

Alexa Rank

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11

:

55

Funding

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108M

:

1B

Employee Count

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45000

:

132000

Founded In

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2006

:

1976

Headquarters

:

Seattle, USA

:

Cupertino, USA

Trustpilot Rating

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1.8

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1.6

G2 Rating

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4.2

:

4.3

Recap

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AWS SNS

AWS SNS

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed our guide about AWS SNS vs Apple Push Notification. With this information, we hope that you can make an educated decision on which push notification provider is best for you. In case you need any more information on either of these two companies or need a personalized recommendation, please feel free to contact us anytime via live chat or email (support@courier.com).

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