Scheduled Digest, In-App Onboarding playground, Slack Webhook URL managed flow and more
TL;DR: All you need to know about the latest Novu 0.15.0 release. Scheduled Digest, In-App Onboarding playground, Slack Webhook URL managed flow and more!
We’re excited to unveil fresh updates about our most recent release. So let’s dive right in!
Now you can schedule digest at specific intervals according to your preference. This feature eradicates the need to create cron jobs to suit your use case.
From the Novu dashboard, you can set the recurring time. The Digest engine aggregates events before a set time and fires them when that time is reached.
Typical Use Case
A digest is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday at 7:07 AM weekly. A notification event is triggered a couple of times to a subscriber every day.
Scheduled digest set up on Novu dashboard
The digest engine aggregates all events that occur before Tuesday. On Tuesday at 7:07am, it fires an event comprising all the aggregated events. Similarly, all events occurring between Tuesday and Thursday are aggregated, and an event is fired on Thursday at 7:07am. This cycle continues.
Note: For now, the time is UTC-based. We plan to make it user-timezone aware soon!
In-App Onboarding Playground
We have integrated a new playground in our onboarding flow to test and explore In-App notifications. So take it for a spin!
Slack Webhook URL Managed Flow
Until now, developers had to manually spin up and deploy an https server with an endpoint to listen for redirect requests. They had to follow numerous steps to get Slack webhook Url generation right and working seamlessly for subscribers.
Now, Novu manages the OAuth flow for you. No more spinning of servers! All you need to do is:
https://api.novu.co/v1/subscribers/to the Redirect URL in OAuth & Permissions on your Slack Developer Dashboard.
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Add to Slackbutton or the shareable URL to your application to request access permission (scope: incoming-webhook). More information here
Now, you can use the Africa’s talking SMS provider on Novu.
OneSignal Push Provider Integration
Now, you can use the OneSignal Push provider on Novu.
Now you can add a webhook URL to trigger push notifications on Novu.
There is work ongoing for Email Webhook Provider. You can follow the commits here
You can find the full changelog on GitHub.
Sign up on Novu, try it out & let me know what you think about the new changes in the comments section.
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