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Tapping a notification in the notification centre can result in app being relaunched!

See original GitHub issue

To reproduce:

  1. Send an Android notification that does not contain a data element while the app is running in the background.

  2. Tap on the notification in the notification centre.

  3. Repeat a few times.

What I noticed is that when tapping the notification my app appeared to re-launch itself even though it was already running. After trying a couple of times I realised that the app was launching multiple copies of itself - each tap resulted in a new instance of the JS app… but only 1 runtime - so I have multiple apps running side by side with a single UI!

It does not appear to happen if the push notification contains a data element.

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 7 years ago
  • Reactions:8
  • Comments:15 (4 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

jk94commented, Jan 11, 2017

@npomfret @mikelambert thanks for your answers. I fixed my problems with an attribute in my AndroidManifest.xml. I added android:launchMode="singleTop" to the main activity element.


Maybe this helps s.b. else!

Noitidartcommented, Jun 20, 2017

The deep linking docs recommend "singleTask" - -

I havent tried the push notification module yet. But does anyone know how that compares to with @jk94 approach above of android:launchMode="singleTop"?

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