FCM Push Setup

Add this in your root build.gradle file (not your module build.gradle file):

allprojects {
	repositories {
		maven { url "https://jitpack.io" }

Then, add the library to your project build.gradle

dependencies {
    implementation "com.github.parse-community.Parse-SDK-Android:fcm:latest.version.here"

with the latest version being

Then, follow Google’s docs for setting up an Firebase app. Although the steps are different for setting up FCM with Parse, it is also a good idea to read over the Firebase FCM Setup. You will need to do the following:

  • Add app to Firebase console.
  • Add the com.google.gms.google-services Gradle plugin (see setup guide)
  • Download and add google-services.json to your app/ dir.
  • Remove GcmBroadcastReceiver, PushService, com.parse.push.gcm_sender_id if upgrading from GCM.
  • Added ParseFirebaseInstanceIdService and ParseFirebaseMessagingService to your AndroidManifest.xml file (as shown below):

You will need to register some services in your manifest, specifically:

        <action android:name="com.google.firebase.INSTANCE_ID_EVENT" />

Additional, you will register:

        <action android:name="com.google.firebase.MESSAGING_EVENT"/>

After these services are registered in the Manifest, you then need to register the push broadcast receiver:

        <action android:name="com.parse.push.intent.RECEIVE" />
        <action android:name="com.parse.push.intent.DELETE" />
        <action android:name="com.parse.push.intent.OPEN" />

Custom Notifications

If you need to customize the notification that is sent out from a push, you can do so by extending ParsePushBroadcastReceiver with your own class and registering it instead in the Manifest.

Register Device for Push Notifications

Create an Installation object by adding the following to the onCreate method of your Application class:

// Native: Application.java
public void onCreate() {
  // ...
// Xamarin: Application.cs

// IMPORTANT: Change "parsexamarinpushsample" to match your namespace.
[Application(Name = "parsexamarinpushsample.ParseApplication")]
class ParseApplication : Application {
  // ...

  public override void OnCreate() {

    // ...

    ParsePush.ParsePushNotificationReceived += ParsePush.DefaultParsePushNotificationReceivedHandler;
Compile and run!

If you configured your app correctly, installation objects will automatically be saved to Parse Server when you run your app. You can run this curl command to verify:

curl -X GET \
  -H "X-Parse-Application-Id: YOUR_APP_ID" \
  -H "X-Parse-Master-Key: YOUR_MASTER_KEY" \
Proceed to Step 4.

Note that GCM push support is deprecated and FCM should be used instead, but instructions for GCM setup can be found here

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