Testing your push notifications
When it comes to testing your push configuration and messages for quality assurance (QA) purposes, we recommend that you keep separate development/test and production workspaces — especially if they don’t share configuration credentials.
For example, if you have an iOS app, you may have a sandbox environment set up to test your push notifications before you start your campaigns. This often has the same certification credentials as your production environment. We still recommend setting up a separate test workspace with the “Send to sandbox” option turned on:
To send any type of test message, you’ll need a device token. Here’s how to find one.
Once you have a device token, if you want to test if your push setup is working, we recommend that you send this message from the configuration page:
Enter your platform type and the token you’d like to test with (see how to find those here), and you’ll hopefully get a test push to that device with the following content: “If you’re reading this, it means your integration with Customer.io is working!” and you’re set to start adding push notifications to your campaigns.
If you want to see how your push notification looks on a single device, you can send a test from within the push notification composer:
This is the modal you should see: