End of Google Cloud Messaging Support impact for IBM Verse Android clients
As of April 10, 2018, Google has deprecated Google Cloud Messaging (GCM). The GCM server and client APIs are deprecated and will be removed as soon as April 11, 2019. IBM Traveler uses GCM for push notifications with IBM Verse for Android clients. Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) is now the new supported notification infrastructure used by IBM Traveler going forward.
The following must be completed by April 11, 2019 in order for push notifications to continue to work for IBM Verse for Android clients.
- Upgrade the IBM Traveler server to a minimum of version 10.0.1 which introduced the new FCM support. With version 10.0.1, FCM is enabled by default. Until Google shuts off support for GCM, the IBM Traveler server can support both GCM and FCM.
- Android users should update to the latest IBM Verse for Android client. V10.0.4 of the IBM Verse for Android client adds support for configuring auto sync with FCM.
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