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Maximo Anywhere Push Notification - Alert for Android devices due to Google GCM end of life.

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Abstract

Maximo Anywhere uses Google Cloud Message(GCM) for Push Notifications. Google has recently announced the end of life of GCM as of April 11, 2019.  After this date, Maximo Anywhere Push Notifications on Android Devices will no longer operate using GCM.

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Google has announced that Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) has replaced GCM and most GCM services will be shut off April 11, 2019.  Therefore, if you are utilizing Push Notifications you must apply fix updates to both Maximo Anywhere and Mobile First in order to use Firebase services for push notifications.

Next Steps
IBM Maximo will shortly have detailed steps for you to take to enable Maximo Anywhere Push Notifications using FCM.
Be sure to subscribe to Maximo Anywhere Support Notifications here to receive this critical information immediately.
https://www.ibm.com/mysupport/s/topic/0TO50000000IMqoGAG/maximo-anywhere-and-mobile-applications?language=en_US&productId=01t50000004uSU0
If you have any detailed questions, please reach out to your IBM Support team or open a support case with ‘Android Push Notifications’ as the Subject of the ticket.

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Modified date:
11 March 2019

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