Google Cloud Messaging vs OneSignal

Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Google Cloud Messaging
Google Cloud Messaging

69
57
+ 1
13
OneSignal
OneSignal

164
106
+ 1
95
Add tool

Google Cloud Messaging vs OneSignal: What are the differences?

Developers describe Google Cloud Messaging as "Simple and reliable messaging to reach over a billion devices". 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. On the other hand, OneSignal is detailed as "Free Mobile and Web Push Notifications". Free mobile and web push notification service.

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

Some of the features offered by Google Cloud Messaging are:

  • Versatile Messaging Targets: Distribute messages to your client app in any of three ways — to single devices, to groups of devices, or to devices subscribed to topics.
  • Downstream Messaging: For purposes such as alerting users, chat messaging or kicking off background processing before the user opens the client app, GCM provides a reliable and battery-efficient connection between your server and devices.
  • Upstream Messaging: Send acknowledgments, chats, and other messages from devices back to your server over GCM’s reliable and battery-efficient connection channel.

On the other hand, OneSignal provides the following key features:

  • Multiplatform notifications
  • Web Push Support
  • Safari Push Notifications

"Free" is the primary reason why developers consider Google Cloud Messaging over the competitors, whereas "More parametrable" was stated as the key factor in picking OneSignal.

According to the StackShare community, OneSignal has a broader approval, being mentioned in 55 company stacks & 15 developers stacks; compared to Google Cloud Messaging, which is listed in 18 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

- No public GitHub repository available -
- No public GitHub repository available -

What is 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.

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.
Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose Google Cloud Messaging?
Why do developers choose OneSignal?

Sign up to add, upvote and see more prosMake informed product decisions

    Be the first to leave a con
      Be the first to leave a con
      Jobs that mention Google Cloud Messaging and OneSignal as a desired skillset
      OneSignalOneSignal
      San Mateo, California
      OneSignalOneSignal
      San Mateo, California
      OneSignalOneSignal
      San Mateo, California
      OneSignalOneSignal
      San Mateo, California
      What companies use Google Cloud Messaging?
      What companies use OneSignal?

      Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

      What tools integrate with Google Cloud Messaging?
      What tools integrate with OneSignal?

      Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

      What are some alternatives to Google Cloud Messaging and OneSignal?
      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.
      RabbitMQ
      RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
      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.
      Apple Push Notification Service
      It is the centerpiece of the remote notifications feature. It is a robust, secure, and highly efficient service for app developers to propagate information to iOS (and, indirectly, watchOS), tvOS, and macOS devices.
      MQTT
      It was designed as an extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport. It is useful for connections with remote locations where a small code footprint is required and/or network bandwidth is at a premium.
      See all alternatives
      Decisions about Google Cloud Messaging and OneSignal
      No stack decisions found
      Interest over time
      Reviews of Google Cloud Messaging and OneSignal
      Review ofOneSignalOneSignal

      I have migrated from Parse to OneSignal platform really its Simple and Easy To Use. Well Documented :)

      How developers use Google Cloud Messaging and OneSignal
      No items found
      How much does Google Cloud Messaging cost?
      How much does OneSignal cost?
      Pricing unavailable
      News about Google Cloud Messaging
      More news
      News about OneSignal
      More news