You never know what to expect when a new operating system is released and after the problems with Apple iOS 13 there was a bit of unease amongst the Armour developers. However, for now, the rapid and challenging changes in the functionality available on Android mobile platforms have continued to open up opportunities for seamless integration with Armour Mobile.
Armour Mobile and Android push notifications
You may be asking yourself what are push notifications and why are they important? Well, push notifications are the messages received from apps to provide timely information or other communications from other people when you are not in the app or using your device. These push notifications are a communication channel provided by the operating system to apps that want to use them, and on Android this is done via Google servers.
And an added bonus to battery life too!
Without push notifications, you would need to have your app continuously running or open i.e. ‘always on’, therefore requiring power, and so impacting battery life.
The Armour Mobile app securely delivers and handles push notifications for calls and messages, alerting the user to the incoming call, message or other event notification. The result is that Armour Mobile notifications are now tightly integrated with the battery-efficient, low-level interactions that happen fairly continuously between Android devices and the network.
This seamless coordination results in more efficient battery usage and given the importance of battery life I think we can all agree this is a good thing!
Seamless integration without compromising security
Armour Mobile ensures privacy by not exposing any sensitive information within the alerts themselves: the call / message / video notification remains anonymised until the user is logged in to the Armour app and authenticated to see and receive the call.
So, although notifications will be delivered via the Android push system, users can be assured there will be no impact to security and privacy. Sensitive information remains within the control of the Armour Mobile app at all times. Security and great user experience are the foundation of all our solutions and now Android users get an additional bonus of great battery life too!
And for users who still wish to use Armour Mobile for Android in a totally self-contained environment without the internet or push servers, just adjust the app’s settings accordingly and it will continue to work just as reliably in your private network.