Publisher API endpoint to cancel running pushes

The publisher API allows you send push notifications and send you back the push_id of the push being processed.

For long running pushes, it was frustrating that you could not cancel it while it was running. It was specially relevant if you made a mistake or typo in the push being send to million of devices.

That’s why we introduced two new publisher API calls:

  • Cancelling a push notifications being sent, by its push id
  • Getting info about an existing push: While we were at it, we implemented a way to retrieve information about a push notification. It can be called while it is running or much later, to retrieve status information.

We are also working on adding a way to cancel a running push in the Boxcar Developer Push Console itself. It will be deployed later in september 2014.