In Android, how do I send different types of push notification from the same app
In Android, when you get the same type of push notification, the most recent one replaces the previous one in your notification screen, mostly likely to prevent clutter. However, I saw that in some apps, I get separate notifications from the same app that do not replace the previous notification. How do I program my app to do that?
In order for having multiple notifications on the status bar, all you have to do is set a unique notification ID for every notification you want. If you send two notifications with the same ID, the notification manager replaces the oldest one with the newest. Have a look in Notification Manager's notify method.
Here's an example of how to send a notification:
Notification notification = new NotificationCompat.Builder(context) .setSmallIcon(R.drawable.ic_notification) .setContentTitle(title) .setContentText(message) .setAutoCancel(true) .setSound(alarmSound) .setPriority(Notification.PRIORITY_MAX) .build(); NotificationManagerCompat notificationManager = NotificationManagerCompat.from(context); notificationManager.notify(notificationId, notification);
Make sure notificationId is unique, otherwise it'll replace the oldest notification with the same ID.