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IBM Cloud Mobile Services - Client SDK React Native for Push Notifications service

This is the Push component of the React Native SDK for IBM Cloud Mobile Services.


  • Xcode 10+
  • Android: minSdkVersion 16+, compileSdkVersion 28+
  • React Native >= 0.57.8
  • React Native CLI >= 2.0.1


Install the bmd-push-react-native using ,

$ react-native install bmd-push-react-native

Mostly automatic installation

You can link the package like this,

$ react-native link bmd-push-react-native

Manual installation

If you want to link it manually ,


  1. In XCode, in the project navigator, right click LibrariesAdd Files to [your project's name]
  2. Go to node_modulesbmd-push-react-native and add RNBmdPushReact.xcodeproj
  3. In XCode, in the project navigator, select your project. Add libRNBmdPushReact.a to your project's Build PhasesLink Binary With Libraries


  1. Open up android/app/src/main/java/[...]/MainActivity.java
  • Add import com.bmdpush.react.RNBmdPushReactPackage; to the imports at the top of the file
  • Add new RNBmdPushReactPackage() to the list returned by the getPackages() method
  1. Append the following lines to android/settings.gradle:
include ':bmd-push-react-native'
project(':bmd-push-react-native').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir,     '../node_modules/bmd-push-react-native/android')
  1. Insert the following lines inside the dependencies block in android/app/build.gradle:
compile project(':bmd-push-react-native')




  1. Create a cart file inside the iOS app folder. Carthage file should be like this ,
github "ibm-bluemix-mobile-services/bms-clientsdk-swift-push"
  1. Do the carthage update in terminal.

  2. open the Project in XCode and add the frameworks inside the Embedded Binaries

Add dependencies framework directly .

  1. Drag and drop the BMSPush.framework, BMSCore.framework and BMSAnalyticsAPI.framework to the iOS app.

Android FCM

Create a firebase project and add the following bundle ids for android,

  1. Add your bundle Id and com.ibm.mobilefirstplatform.clientsdk.android.push . Download the google-services.json and add inside the androidapp.

  2. In the root build.gradlebuildscript add the following ,

 repositories {
  dependencies {
      classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:3.2.1'
      classpath 'com.google.gms:google-services:4.0.1'
  1. Go to androidappbuild.gradle and add the following after dependencies {....},

      apply plugin: 'com.google.gms.google-services'

Set up


Open the iOS app in XCode and do the following ,

  1. Under the Capabilities section enable the Push Notifications

  2. Enable the Background modes for Remote notifications and Background fetch

  3. Go to Build Settings and make the following changes

    a. locate Other Linker Flags and add -lc++ , -ObjC and $(inherited)

    b. locate Framework Search Paths and add $(PROJECT_DIR)/Carthage/Build/iOS as non-recursive

    c. locate Library Search Paths and add $(TOOLCHAIN_DIR)/usr/lib/swift/$(PLATFORM_NAME) as non-recursive

    d. locate Always Embed Swift Standard Libraries and make it Yes.

Now you can build and run the iOS app from Xcode or using the react-native run-ios command.


Add the following inside the AndroidManifest.xml file .

  1. Add xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools" in the <manifest ...> tag

For example

<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools" package="com.pushsample">
  1. Add the following permissions,
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WAKE_LOCK" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE"/>
  1. Add tools:replace="android:allowBackup" inside the <application ..> tag

For example

  1. Add the following inside the <activity android:name=".MainActivity" ....>,
<action android:name="yourapp.bundle.IBMPushNotification" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
  1. Add the following lines,
<activity android:name="com.ibm.mobilefirstplatform.clientsdk.android.push.api.MFPPushNotificationHandler" android:theme="@android:style/Theme.NoDisplay"/>

<service android:exported="true" android:name="com.ibm.mobilefirstplatform.clientsdk.android.push.api.MFPPushIntentService">
<action android:name="com.google.firebase.MESSAGING_EVENT"/>
<service android:exported="true" android:name="com.ibm.mobilefirstplatform.clientsdk.android.push.api.MFPPush">
<action android:name="com.google.firebase.INSTANCE_ID_EVENT"/>

Now you can build and run the android app from android studio or using the react-native run-android command.



Import the following dependecnice ,

import {Push} from 'bmd-push-react-native';
import { DeviceEventEmitter } from 'react-native';

To initialize Push use the following code

// Initialize for push notifications without passing options
}).then(function(response) {

    alert("InitSuccess: " + response);

}).catch(function(e) {

    alert("Init Error: " + e);


// Initialize for push notifications by passing options
// Initialize for iOS actionable push notifications, custom deviceId and varibales for Parameterize Push Notifications 

var optionsJson = {
    "categories": { 

    "options": optionsJson
}).then(function(response) {

    alert("Init Success: " + response);

}).catch(function(e) {

    alert("Init Error: " + e);

**IMPORTANT: These are the following supported regions - ".ng.bluemix.net", ".eu-gb.bluemix.net" , ".au-syd.bluemix.net", ".eu-de.bluemix.net" and ".us-east.bluemix.net"

Register for push

// Register device for push notification without UserId
var options = {};
Push.register(options).then(function(response) {
    alert("Success: " + response);
}).catch(function(e) {
    alert("Register Error: " + e);

// Register device for push notification with UserId

var options = {"userId":"ananthreact"};
    Push.register(options).then(function(response) {
    alert("Success: " + response);
}).catch(function(e) {
    alert("Register Error: " + e);

UnRegister from push

push.unregisterDevice().then(function(response) {
    alert("Success unregisterDevice : " + response);
}).catch(function(e) {
    alert("UnRegister error : " + e);

Retrieve Available Tags

Push.retrieveAvailableTags().then(function(response) {
    alert("get tags : " + response);
}).catch(function(e) {
    alert("get tags error : " + e);

Subscribe to a tag

Push.subscribe(response[0]).then(function(response) {
    alert("subscribe tags : " + response);
}).catch(function(e) {
    alert("subscribe tags error : " + e);

Retrieve Subscriptions

Push.retrieveSubscriptions().then(function(response) {
    alert("retrieveSubscriptions tags : " + response);
    alert("error retrieveSubscriptions : " + e);

Unsubscribe from tag

var tag = "tag1";
Push.unsubscribe(tag).then(function(response) {
    alert("unsubscribe tag : " + response);
}).catch(function(e) {
    alert("Error : " + e);

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