OneSignal vs. Pusher

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
OneSignal
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
OneSignal’s omnichannel customer engagement platform offers push notifications, email, in-app messages, and SMS. OneSignal’s automated customer Journeys and one-off campaigns allow users to create messaging strategies that convert, inform, and retain audiences, with little to no coding required for setup.
$9
per month
Pusher
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
London-based Pusher supports mobile application development with pub/sub messaging and "presence channel" which supports discovery of live users of applications as well as messaging or chat room capabilities to applications, and finally location services as well (e.g. geolocation).
$49
per month
Pricing
OneSignalPusher
Editions & Modules
Growth
9+
per month
Professional
999+
per month
Free
Free
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Startup
$49
per month
Pro
$99
per month
Business
$299
per month
Premium
$499
per month
Growth
$699
per month
Plus
$899
per month
Growth Plus
1,199
per month
Sandbox
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
OneSignalPusher
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
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User Ratings
OneSignalPusher
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(9 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
OneSignalPusher
Likelihood to Recommend
OneSignal
I think One Signal is very well suited for mobile app owners who want to be in touch with their user base more easily by sending push notifications and in-app messages. I'm not sure how well that works for SMS messaging as I haven't yet tried it. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it if your in-apps are very rare.
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Pusher
As I told you earlier, if you just want to send regular push notifications to the app users, then Pusher shall not be your first choice. However, if you wish to make the app a little more interactive by making live changes in the app using Pusher and sending your user's real-time notifications, then you should definitely try it.
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Pros
OneSignal
  • Send instant notifications without any delay.
  • Provide all the necessary features for testing.
  • Highly cost effective.
  • Great system to handle huge volume.
  • Great customer support.
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Pusher
  • Pusher allows live changes in the UI using push requests. We can also integrate it with the PHP source code.
  • They offer 99.99% uptime, so we can trust on their services.
  • Pusher works well along with the Flutter codebase, so we do not have to modify it much to work on cross-platforms.
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Cons
OneSignal
  • Is still in development: we know OneSignal is still in development and sometimes it takes longer to create or fulfill certain features.
  • Payment: payment menu is not at the glance, [and] is just difficult sometimes to find -it is a minor issue.
  • Send to certain custom segments through specific OneSignal IDs; you can do it though API doing a GET call with tools like Postman. If this can be done from OneSignal it would be great.
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Pusher
  • Not a good support system.
  • Poor documentation.
  • Date transmission encryption issues.
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Usability
OneSignal
I give an 8 in this question mainly for 2 reasons: the products even if they look like complete and are highly customizable and usable, they are still missing some logical features. For example, send messages to a list of users - now days you can do it with postman and get calls. A second example is App messaging that is still in development and has many opportunities.
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Pusher
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
OneSignal
Their customer support has been top-notch. They are able to assist you in getting through any problems that you may have and respond in a very timely manner. I've dealt with them on 4-5 instances over the years and my issues were always resolved within a matter of a few business days.
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Pusher
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
OneSignal
In my opinion, OneSignal documentation / API is more friendly [than] Firebase. Maybe because Firebase is already "too big," but OneSignal is focused on one solution that giving our notification through to our customer. In that case, OneSignal is chosen by our company. Several years after that, Firebase announced it supported [the] iOs platform too but our company already using OneSignal to our notification provider.
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Pusher
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
OneSignal
  • OneSignal has allowed us to grow number of subscribers in a short time.
  • We are able to send our news and offers easily and instantly.
  • We have become able to drive more website traffic and increase in sales.
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Pusher
  • We had over ten thousand customer orders go through over the course of a year with no problems with this API
  • There was very minimal support for this API which allowed us to focus on other priorities.
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