Wykoping is a custom notifications client for Polish reddit-like website called Wykop.pl. Application was created as a response to users' requests who reported that official application of the service is low-quality and with limited functionality while the actual mobile version of the website provided a fairly good interface to all functionalities. The only missing part while using the mobile website was the access to notifications. Wykoping solves that problem: when a notification is tapped on the mobile device it opens user's default browser and directs to the url relevant to the message.
As Wykop.pl is a typically Polish website with only Polish UI language available the application is also available only in Polish.
Service consists three parts:
- Java registration client in a form of Android App which allows to link user's phone with an account on Wykop.pl
- PHP registration API (basic webservice)
- PHP server-side worker which collects users' notifications using Wykop API v2 and re-sends them using Firebase Notifications service to devices registered with the client app
Application is available in Google Play under the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.idct.wykopingerator
Available in Polish only on: https://idct.pl/artykul/wykoping-regulamin