Rich Notifications

If you want to include images and videos in your push notifications you will need to create a new target. The link of the media will be sent in the payload of the notifications in the media_url field. To view the media sent in the notifications follow tihs steps. 1. Create a Notification Service target
In Xcode go to File -> New Target and choose Notification Service Extension. This will create a class that will intercept all push notification sent to the app, you will be able to change its content from this class.
Create Notification Servide Extension
2. Download the media
In the notification service class use this code to download the media and attach to the push notification.
class NotificationService: UNNotificationServiceExtension {
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var contentHandler: ((UNNotificationContent) -> Void)?
var bestAttemptContent: UNMutableNotificationContent?
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override func didReceive(_ request: UNNotificationRequest, withContentHandler contentHandler: @escaping (UNNotificationContent) -> Void) {
self.contentHandler = contentHandler
bestAttemptContent = (request.content.mutableCopy() as? UNMutableNotificationContent)
if let bestAttemptContent = bestAttemptContent {
if let mediaUrl = request.content.userInfo["media_url"] as? String, let fileUrl = URL(string: mediaUrl) {
let type = request.content.userInfo["media_type"] as? String
downloadMedia(fileUrl: fileUrl, type: type, request: request, bestAttemptContent: bestAttemptContent) {
contentHandler(bestAttemptContent)
}
} else {
contentHandler(bestAttemptContent)
}
}
}
func downloadMedia(fileUrl: URL, type: String?, request: UNNotificationRequest, bestAttemptContent: UNMutableNotificationContent, completion: @escaping () -> Void) {
let task = URLSession.shared.downloadTask(with: fileUrl) { (location, _, _) in
if let location = location {
let tmpDirectory = NSTemporaryDirectory()
let tmpFile = "file://".appending(tmpDirectory).appending(fileUrl.lastPathComponent)
let tmpUrl = URL(string: tmpFile)!
do {
try FileManager.default.moveItem(at: location, to: tmpUrl)
var options: [String: String]? = nil
if let type = type {
options = [String: String]()
options?[UNNotificationAttachmentOptionsTypeHintKey] = type
}
if let attachment = try? UNNotificationAttachment(identifier: "media." + fileUrl.pathExtension, url: tmpUrl, options: options) {
bestAttemptContent.attachments = [attachment]
}
completion()
} catch {
completion()
}
}
}
task.resume()
}
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override func serviceExtensionTimeWillExpire() {
if let contentHandler = contentHandler, let bestAttemptContent = bestAttemptContent {
contentHandler(bestAttemptContent)
}
}
}