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Amazon SNS

3 Ratings

Leanplum

5 Ratings

Amazon SNS

3 Ratings
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Leanplum

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SNS

It is well suited for generic push notification requirements. It can be quickly created and modified to best suit your application at any given moment. However for any notification service that needs to be highly customizable for a specific deployment should be implemented through a competing or custom built service run on company servers
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Leanplum

While it was originally meant for e-commerce apps, we think Leanplum is suited perfectly to our main needs for mobile gaming
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Pros

  • Super simple setup and deployment. You can have a new service set up within minutes and in a serverless environment as well
  • Well documented and incredibly easy to use. There are available APIs in almost every relevant language and are all well documented by AWS. Getting any team up to date on their new Notification architecture shouldn't take longer than a day.
  • Being managed by AWS themselves makes the service highly available in every possible way. Your SNS deployment is almost guaranteed to never go down without you ever lifting a finger to make it so.
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  • Push notifications
  • In-game pop-ups
  • Variable customisation
  • A/B testing
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Cons

  • The AWS website UI could use some definite improvement. The website itself is very clunky and hard to navigate and always seems to have the wrong information in the wrong places. It is a monstrous task trying to make a website as complicated as AWS look simple and easy to navigate but even with some minor improvements it would become much more user and beginner friendly.
  • Troubleshooting can be very difficult when encountering an issue with SNS and often many AWS services. By having all of your infrastructure in the cloud, it makes troubleshooting networking problems quite complicated. On top of this, aws provides little return information when a message fails to send, leaving a lot of guesswork to be done on your part to fix the issue.
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  • Ability to create User Stories with a predefined funnel of actions that will chain themselves
  • Ability to tag users once they enter or leave specific segments
  • Should show in a simple page the main KPIS that matter for all our games at once
  • More granularity in granting access to subsets (not sharing everything per account)
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Alternatives Considered

SNS is much more customizable compared to SES and allows for many more delivery methods. While it is better for email-based notification services, not being able to send notifications via SMS limits your app functionality considerably. Being able to switch message delivery types is an invaluable tool for any application deployment
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We used other solutions like DeltaDNA, Flurry, etc., but Leanplum has been our preference overall, as it combines an all in one suite of marketing tools for in-game promotions.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive from the cost savings of the service itself
  • Positive from the labor savings from both the ease of setup and learning curve of the programmers
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  • Positive: 17% engagement increase as shown in this case study: https://www.leanplum.com/case-studies/push-notification-best-practices-pixowl/
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Pricing Details

Amazon SNS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Leanplum

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details