iOS Conversation: Unread Count

Retrieve totals and updates of unread messages in iOS

Total unread messages

To get the user's total unread message count, the following makes an API call to sync messages with server to get the latest count.

BrandMessengerManager.getTotalUnreadCount { count, error in
[BrandMessengerManager getTotalUnreadCountWithComplete:^(NSUInteger count, NSError * _Nullable error) {

Real-time update of count

To update the unread message count in real-time for any incoming messages, see this example notification with the name: BRAND_MESSENGER_UNREAD_COUNT

NotificationCenter.default.addObserver(self, selector: #selector(onUnreadCount(obj:)), name: NSNotification.Name("BRAND_MESSENGER_UNREAD_COUNT"), object: nil)

To remove the observer of new notifications, you can add the following in -(void)viewWillDisappear:

NotificationCenter.default.removeObserver(self, name: NSNotification.Name("BRAND_MESSENGER_UNREAD_COUNT"), object: nil)

Show badge count

To show the badge count on the Application icon, set the UnreadCountType to 1.

[KBMUserDefaultsHandler setUnreadCountType:1];