Problems with the Push Plugin


Hey Ionic community,
I’m trying to get the native push plugin to work in a small app.
I have installed the plugin with ionic plugin add phonegap-plugin-push --variable SENDER_ID="myid" and now I’m trying to initialise it in my app.ts like this:

import {App, Platform} from 'ionic-angular';
import {StatusBar} from 'ionic-native';
import {HomePage} from './pages/home/home';
import {Push} from 'ionic-native';

  template: '<ion-nav [root]="rootPage"></ion-nav>',
  config: {} //
export class MyApp {
  rootPage: any = HomePage;

  constructor(platform: Platform) {
    platform.ready().then(() => {
      // Okay, so the platform is ready and our plugins are available.
      // Here you can do any higher level native things you might need.

      var push = Push.init({
        android: {
          senderID: "myappid"
        ios: {
          alert: "true",
          badge: true,
          sound: 'false'
        windows: {}

      push.on('registration', function(data) {

This is my package.json.
When I try to test my app with ionic serveI get this error: EXCEPTION: Error: Uncaught (in promise): TypeError: undefined is not an object (evaluating 'push.on') (apart from an error that can’t be found but that one was there before and didn’t seems to influence my app).

How can I fix my problem (I hope this isn’t a stupid question)?

Thanks in advance for the help :innocent:


Try updating your code as follows:

      push.on('registration', (data) => {
        if (data) {
        } else {
          console.log('No data returned.');

About the second error (that can’t be found), it seems to appear only in Safari:

tlancina: Just to reassure everyone, this doesn’t break anything, it’s just Safari failing to find the sourcemap for es-shim.js, not sure why it only happens on Safari.


Thank you for your fast answer.
When I change my code as you suggested the error message stays the same, sorry. Could it be that the push plugin can’t be tested in the browser view?

EDIT: Interesting, when I test the app on my phone by using ionic run android the registration works fine. Strange …

Thanks for the information about the es6-shim problem.


Ah, yes, my mistake - you have to test it on a real device. :slight_smile: You could check out Ionic Push then. It should work in browser too (i.e. it can be used for testing during development):

Limited pushes aren’t native push notifications, and are meant for testing against our API. They’ll work in a browser or emulator, but won’t arrive when your app is minimized, and the tokens won’t last more than 2 hours.


Thanks for the heads up, I’ll take a look at Ionic Push.


Hi. I am using real ios device for testing but getting this error: Please guide

[273:21956] Apache Cordova native platform version 4.2.1 is starting.
[273:21956] Multi-tasking -> Device: YES, App: YES
[273:21956] Using UIWebView
[273:21956] [CDVTimer][handleopenurl] 0.172973ms
[273:21956] not coldstart
[273:21956] active
[273:21956] PushPlugin skip clear badge
[273:21956] Resetting plugins due to page load.
[273:21956] DEVICE READY FIRED AFTER 1806 ms
[273:21956] EXCEPTION: Error: Uncaught (in promise): TypeError: undefined is not an object (evaluating 'this.push.on')
[273:21956] ERROR: EXCEPTION: Error: Uncaught (in promise): TypeError: undefined is not an object (evaluating 'this.push.on')
[273:21956] ERROR: STACKTRACE: