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mitchstein
Level 8

Push Notification URL

I noticed a "new" feature since the last time I went through the developer website for the direct player

"Push Notification URL"

Is there any documentation on how this feature works and the requirements to implement it? I'm assuming it will pass some data about the channel, hopefully things like when a video is started and stopped and it's ID, maybe if an ad plays and how much revenue it has generated or simply that one has played? IDK because I found no information doing a search through the FAQs pages..

Anyone have any ideas and is https a requirement? or a suggestion?
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rovidx_media
Level 7

Re: Push Notification URL

Unless this is totally new to DP, the only push notifications that I am aware of is for the Web Services API.   There wouldn't be much point of integrating WSA with Direct Publisher until they get the In-app purchases rolled out.
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mitchstein
Level 8

Re: Push Notification URL

IDK if its new or not, I was just exploring around and found "Push Notifications" and wondered what it is for. 
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rovidx_media
Level 7

Re: Push Notification URL

"mitchstein" wrote:
IDK if its new or not, I was just exploring around and found "Push Notifications" and wondered what it is for. 

It's more for backend systems to track transactions for In-App purchases.   Example, when you sign up for a subscription on my system, Roku sends a push notification to my server with the details of the transaction.
I seen a thread in the SDK forum talking about having actual push notifications on Roku, which I hope they will implement.   They need a way to alert viewers of new content similar to Android TV.  
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mitchstein
Level 8

Re: Push Notification URL

Ok, I was hoping it was sending information about when a video is being watched, when a video is no longer being watched, etc etc in order to build statistics in real time, right now I use my log files to see what files are accessed by what devices/browsers, but I know I miss a few here and there..
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