Firebase Cloud Messaging vs OneSignal

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Firebase Cloud Messaging vs OneSignal: What are the differences?

Developers describe Firebase Cloud Messaging as "A cross-platform messaging solution". It is a cross-platform messaging solution that lets you reliably deliver messages at no cost. You can notify a client app that new email or other data is available to sync. You can send notification messages to drive user re-engagement and retention. For use cases such as instant messaging, a message can transfer a payload of up to 4KB to a client app. On the other hand, OneSignal is detailed as "Free Mobile and Web Push Notifications". Free mobile and web push notification service.

Firebase Cloud Messaging and OneSignal can be categorized as "Mobile Push Messaging" tools.

According to the StackShare community, OneSignal has a broader approval, being mentioned in 69 company stacks & 75 developers stacks; compared to Firebase Cloud Messaging, which is listed in 13 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of Firebase Cloud Messaging
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    Free
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    Free of cost
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    More parametrable
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    Simple and Easy To Use. Well Documented :)
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    Device to device
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    Simple
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    Many Platforms
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    Great support
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    Free
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    Flexibility in working with web, android and iOS
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    Phonegap / Cordova / Ionic starters

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Cons of Firebase Cloud Messaging
Cons of OneSignal
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    Lack of BI tools
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    What is Firebase Cloud Messaging?

    It is a cross-platform messaging solution that lets you reliably deliver messages at no cost. You can notify a client app that new email or other data is available to sync. You can send notification messages to drive user re-engagement and retention. For use cases such as instant messaging, a message can transfer a payload of up to 4KB to a client app.

    What is OneSignal?

    OneSignal is a high volume push notification service for websites and mobile applications. OneSignal supports all major native and mobile platforms by providing dedicated SDKs for each platform, a RESTful server API, and a dashboard.

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    What are some alternatives to Firebase Cloud Messaging and OneSignal?
    Google Cloud Messaging
    Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is a free service that enables developers to send messages between servers and client apps. This includes downstream messages from servers to client apps, and upstream messages from client apps to servers.
    Firebase
    Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
    Amazon SNS
    Amazon Simple Notification Service makes it simple and cost-effective to push to mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and internet connected smart devices, as well as pushing to other distributed services. Besides pushing cloud notifications directly to mobile devices, SNS can also deliver notifications by SMS text message or email, to Simple Queue Service (SQS) queues, or to any HTTP endpoint.
    Kafka
    Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
    SignalR
    SignalR allows bi-directional communication between server and client. Servers can now push content to connected clients instantly as it becomes available. SignalR supports Web Sockets, and falls back to other compatible techniques for older browsers. SignalR includes APIs for connection management (for instance, connect and disconnect events), grouping connections, and authorization.
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