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Python package for using the Urban Airship API

Project description


urbanairship3 is a Python library for using the Urban Airship web service API for push notifications and rich app pages. This is a fork of original urbanairship with Python 3 support.

Why fork? Primarily for publishing Python 3 compatible version at PyPi for easier install.


pip install urbanairship3


As of version 0.6, Python 2.6+ or 3.3+ is required.


Version 0.6 is a major upgrade, focusing on support for the new version 3 push API. There has also been a major reorganization of the codebase.

  • device token registration
  • basic push
  • registering and pushing with tags
  • broadcast
  • feedback service
  • device token deactivation (deregistration)
  • device token listing
  • rich push
  • scheduled notifications


See the full documentation, as well as the Urban Airship API Documentation.

Simple iOS Push

>>> import urbanairship as ua
>>> airship = ua.Airship('application_key','master_secret')
>>> push = airship.create_push()
>>> push.audience = ua.or_(ua.alias('adam'), ua.device_token('some_token'))
>>> push.notification = ua.notification(alert='Hello')
>>> push.device_types = ua.all_
>>> push.send()

Broadcast to iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices

>>> push = airship.create_push()
>>> push.audience = ua.all_
>>> push.notification = ua.notification(
...     ios=ua.ios(alert='Hello iOS'),
...'Hello Android'),
...     blackberry=ua.blackberry(alert='Hello BlackBerry'))
>>> push.device_types = ua.device_types('ios', 'android', 'blackberry')
>>> push.send()

Sending a rich app page to a single iOS device

>>> import urbanairship
>>> airship = urbanairship.Airship('application_key','master_secret')
>>> push = airship.create_push()
>>> push.audience = ua.device_token('some_token')
>>> push.notification = ua.notification(alert='Hello')
>>> push.device_types = ua.device_types('ios')
>>> push.message = ua.message(
...     "Hello, Rich Push User",
...     "<html><h1>Hello!</h1><p>Goodbye.</p></html>")
>>> push.send()


The best place to ask questions is our support site:


  • 0.1 Initial release
  • 0.2 Added tags, broadcast, feedback
  • 0.3 Added deregister, device token list, other minor improvements
  • 0.4 Added batch push
  • 0.5 Added Android, Blackberry, Rich Push, and scheduled notifications
  • 0.6 Major refactoring, support for push api v3

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