Custom Delivery Deferral

In the Leanplum SDK, we have added the ability for you to custom delay the delivery of the In-App message. Below is more on how we handle In-App messages and how you can defer the message from our original functionality.

iOS

In-App messages are attached to the top ViewController. If the current ViewController is used as a splash screen or some other temporary screen, the in-app message will also disappear once that ViewController is dismissed.

For these situations, we have the Leanplum deferMessagesForViewControllers method, which allows you to specify ViewControllers where In-App messages should not be displayed. When a ViewController is on the deferred list, the in-app message will be displayed on the first available ViewController that is not contained in the list.

If there is more than one In-App message that is deferred, all messages will be shown on the first available ViewController, one after another. The messages will be shown in the order they have been deferred - the 1st deferred message will be shown 1st. The next message will be shown after the 1st message has been dismissed.

To use Leanplum deferMessagesForViewControllers your iOS SDK version needs to be at least 3.1.0 and you need to add it before Leanplum.start as follows:

Leanplum.deferMessagesForViewControllers([HomeViewController.self])
[Leanplum deferMessagesForViewControllers:@[HomeViewController.class]];

We also provide a way to specify which message types should be deferred. Use this if you have defined custom message templates and want to defer them as well. This can be done using the Leanplum.deferMessagesWithActionNames method before calling Leanplum deferMessagesForViewControllers.

Example:

Leanplum.deferMessagesWithActionNames(["Confirm", "Center Popup"])
Leanplum deferMessagesWithActionNames:@[@"Confirm", @"Center Popup"]];

This way only messages of type Confirm and Center Popup will be deferred and not displayed on the provided ViewControllers.

If this method is not called, by default, the Leanplum built-in message types will be included: Alert, Confirm, Center Popup, Web Interstitial, Interstitial, HTML (Rich Interstitial, Banner, Star rating), Push Pre-Permission.

The default message action names can be accessed the following way: NSArray<NSString*> *defaultNames = [LPDeferMessageManager defaultMessageActionNames];, let defaultNames = LPDeferMessageManager.defaultMessageActionNames

Android

By default, In-App messages are attached to the current activity. If the current activity is a splash screen or some other temporary screen, the in-app message will also disappear once the current activity is dismissed. For these situations, we have the LeanplumActivityHelper.deferMessagesForActivities method, which allows you to specify activities where In-App messages should not be displayed. When an activity is on the deferred list, the in-app message will be displayed on the first available activity that is not contained in the list.

To use LeanplumActivityHelper.deferMessagesForActivities your Android SDK version needs to be at least 1.3.1 and you need to add it before Leanplum.start as follows:

LeanplumActivityHelper.deferMessagesForActivities(SplashActivity.class);