IDCT Bartosz Pachołek

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Wykoping: Java client + PHP worker and webservice for re-sending notifications

Published 2020-01-21

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

Google Play

Application is available in Google Play under the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.idct.wykopingerator

Screenshots

Wykoping 1 Wykoping 2

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Available in Polish only on: https://idct.pl/artykul/wykoping-regulamin