The Limitations of Salesforce Push Notifications

If you want to get Salesforce push notifications sent straight to your phone so you can find out about new deals as soon as they close, you have two choices:

Option 1: Read the 27-page Salesforce Mobile Push Notifications Implementation Guide (at least it’s not 5,000 pages like the Salesforce User Guide) and follow the 5 steps outlined:

  1. Developer Registration with Mobile OS Vendors
  2. Create a Connected App
  3. Configure Your Mobile SDK App
  4. Use Apex Triggers to Send Push Notifications
  5. Package Components for Customer Organizations

Emphasis on step two: You have to create your own app.

This is akin to an article recently publish on Medium called How to Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps, in which step 3 is Have Your Heart Broken (and a 1600-word recount of the author’s personal journey to get his life back in order after a bad breakup).

For visual learners, here’s what the workflow looks like:

Push Notification Flow for Customers
sfdc push notifcation flow


So yeah, it requires some legwork. But it doesn’t have to be his hard. Thankfully, there’s an easier way to get Salesforce push notifications straight to your smartphone.

This brings us to option 2: Download Champ – the real-time deal notification app we built (so you don’t have to).

This app allows you to enable Salesforce push notifications in seconds*.

*I was able to download the app and configure it in under 90 seconds.

Just like the Salesforce Mobile Push Notifications Implementation Guide, there are 5 (actually) easy steps to setting up Champ:

  1. Download the app.
  2. Login (with your Salesforce credentials).
  3. Confirm your information.
  4. Add filters.
  5. Click OK to allow push notifications.

It’s that simple.

Here’s a glimpse of what the app looks like on the inside:

champ salesforce push notifications 

More About Champ

For each deal that closes, Champ will notify you with the deal name, owner, value, and sales cycle. You can see even more information about each deal by opening opportunity details in Salesforce1 with a single tap.

Champ syncs with your Mail app so you can easily send emails encouraging reps to keep up the good work. Congratulate them on new deals with just a few taps.

Oh, and it works for the Apple Watch, too!

Download Champ today to be the first to hear about new deals.

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