A stream of announcements is incoming, since the summer holidays finally gave us a bit of time to update Connhex’s website1. We will take our time to properly announce every service Connhex now features: this will allow us to also share the reasoning behind the major architectural decisions we took. And yes, this is the occasional reminder to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with Connhex - handled on a silver plate, I had to say it 😇
Without any further adieu, let’s talk about Connhex Notifications.
Since we created Connhex with the goal of empowering device manufacturers to create their own IoT platform, it goes without saying that the ability to notify users of something happening is imperative. The why behind creating Connhex Notifications, therefore, needs no explanation.
How we created it might be more interesting. We came to a crossroads:
- creating a central notifications’ hub: to be able to notify a user, any service needs to go through the hub;
- since notifications are used across the board, each service handles notifications separately.
The first approach prevailed - even if it is not as straightforward as it seems. Every service will have different needs: take for example the seemingly trivial task of sending an email. An email verification service, an alert service and a reporting service have to present information in completely different ways.
Connhex Notifications is the central hub that can be used by any service to notify users. It features a templating system that allows each service to arrange information as it pleases.
This allows Connhex Notifications to be entirely agnostic to the content of the notification itself - it only acts like a notification carrier.
Some notable features:
- custom notification templates: your logo, your color palette, your layout, … you name it
- multiple supported notification methods - and more coming
- complete user profile integration: you’ll get notifications management directly into the user profile
Resources to learn more about Connhex Notifications:
- its dedicated feature page
- our docs, in the Connhex Notifications section - here you’ll find an up-to-date list of all supported notification methods
- the API, available here according to the OpenAPI spec
Anything else we needed to cover? Curious about something? As always, just reach out at email@example.com - we’ll be glad to hear from you.
- Don’t worry too much, though: as usual, it’s still a work in progress 😂↩