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last updated: 2017-12

This section contains guides that describe how to implement Xamarin.Android apps using Google messaging services.

Firebase Cloud Messaging

Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) is a service that facilitates messaging between mobile apps and server applications. FCM is Google's successor to Google Cloud Messaging. This article provides an overview of how FCM works, and it provides a step-by-step procedure for acquiring credentials so that your app can use FCM services.

Remote Notifications with Firebase Cloud Messaging

This walkthrough provides a step-by-step explanation of how to use Firebase Cloud Messaging to implement remote notifications (also called push notifications) in a Xamarin.Android application. It illustrates how to implement the various classes that are needed for communications with Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM), provides examples of how to configure the Android Manifest for access to FCM, and demonstrates downstream messaging using the Firebase Console.

Google Cloud Messaging

This section provides a high-level overview of how Google Cloud Messaging routes messages between your app and an app server, and it provides a step-by-step procedure for acquiring credentials so that your app can use GCM services.

Remote Notifications with Google Cloud Messaging

This section provides a step-by-step explanation of how to implement remote notifications in Xamarin.Android using Google Cloud Messaging. It explains the various components that must be leveraged to enable Google Cloud Messaging in an Android application.

Xamarin Workbook

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