Council 14 Message - 11/14/19
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Council 14 Message - 11/14/19

 

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Members of Council 14,
The FedEx MEC is going to begin rolling out push notifications for their users via the ALPA Mobile app. For now, Council 14 will be the first group to utilize this technology. Since the TextCaster texting function doesn't work internationally, it is our hope that the ALPA Mobile push notifications will bridge that gap.
 
How do I get push notifications?
1) Download the ALPA Mobile app by searching or by clicking these links on the appropriate devices:
 
2) Log in to the ALPA Mobile app. To do this, follow these steps:
  • Open the ALPA Mobile App.
  • In the top right, press the "hamburger" menu icon (☰).
  • Select the Login option.
  • Enter your ALPA number and password. If you are unsure of either, go to helpdesk.alpa.org
 
3) Enable notifications within the ALPA Mobile app. To do this, follow these steps:
  • Open the ALPA Mobile App.
  • In the top right, press the "hamburger" menu icon (☰).
  • Select the Settings option.
  • Select the Notifications option.
  • Ensure notification sliders are turned to the on position.
 
4) Enable notifications within iOS and Android.
To do this for Apple / iOS, follow these steps:
  • Navigate to Settings on your iOS device.
  • Scroll down to the option labeled ALPA.
  • Select the Notifications option.
  • Ensure that Allow Notifications is turn to the on position.
  • Enable your preferred alert settings. 
To do this for  Android, follow these steps:
  • Navigate to Settings and then Apps & Notifications.
  • Select the ALPA app.
  • Select Notifications.
  • Ensure “Show notifications” is enabled for both ALPA and ALPA Mobile (one is for ALPA as a developer, the other is for the ALPA Mobile app itself)
For a few image walkthroughs of the above process for iOS devices, please click here.
After that, you're all set. The use of push notifications will expand over time as we develop further automation and best practices. In order for this to work, you  must  have the app as well as enabled notifications. For support on this issue, please contact Eric Meewes at eric.meewes@alpa.org or via phone at 901-842-2219. As this is a new product, we appreciate your patience and willingness to take part in its first usage.
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