How to send silent notifications completely invisible?


I need to notify to my app that it needs to update a button when a specific data in the database has been modified.
I thought about socket but silent notification could be easier to use.

Is it possible to send a notification that won’t show up to the user while he is using the application so that I can change a button in realtime ? I am using Firebase and phonegap-push-plugin to send my pushs.