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A Swift command-line tool to easily send push notifications to the iOS simulator.

Twitter: @twannl

Poes helps you with:

  • ☑ Generating a JSON payload for push notifications
  • ☑ Sending and testing push notifications in the simulator


  • Xcode 11.4 beta 1 and up


$ Poes --help
OVERVIEW: A Swift command-line tool to easily send push notifications to the iOS simulator

USAGE: Poes <options>

  --body, -b            The body of the Push Notification
  --bundle-identifier   The bundle identifier to push to
  --mutable, -m         Adds the mutable-content key to the payload
  --title, -t           The title of the Push Notification
  --badge               The number to display in a badge on your app’s icon
  --verbose             Show extra logging for debugging purposes
  --help                Display available options

The bundle identifier is mandatory, all others have a default value. The following command can be enough to send out a notification:

$ Poes --bundle-identifier com.wetransfer.app --verbose
Generated payload:

  "aps" : {
    "alert" : {
      "title" : "Default title",
      "body" : "Default body"
    "mutable-content" : false

Sending push notification...
Push notification sent successfully

Installation using Mint

You can install Poes using Mint as follows:

$ mint install AvdLee/Poes


  • cd into the repository
  • run swift package generate-xcodeproj (Generates an Xcode project for development)
  • Run the following command to try it out:
swift run Poes --help


Why is it called "Poes"?

Poes is a Dutch word for a female cat. The pronunciation is the same as "Push" and pushing notifications is what we're doing here!

Why is there a PoesCore framework?

This makes it really easy to eventually create a Mac App with a UI around it 🚀

How do I create a Swift Package myself?

Check out my blog post Swift Package framework creation in Xcode.

Can I learn more about testing Push Notifications on the iOS simulator?

Yes! I've written a detailed blog post about this: Testing push notifications on the iOS simulator


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1.1.0 - 2020-02-14 07:29:41

  • Add support for badge counts (#4)

1.0.0 - 2020-02-10 11:01:38

  • Initial version (#1) via @AvdLee