Expo notifications driver for Laravel

v5.2.0 2021-10-01 09:13 UTC

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Last update: 2022-07-29 01:57:33 UTC


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You can install the package via composer:

composer require subit-io/laravel-expo-notifications

If you are using Laravel 5.5 or higher this package will automatically register itself using Package Discovery. For older versions of Laravel you must install the service provider manually:

// config/app.php
'providers' => [

Before publish exponent notification migration you must add in .env file:


You can publish the migration with:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="NotificationChannels\ExpoPushNotifications\ExpoPushNotificationsServiceProvider" --tag="migrations"

After publishing the migration you can create the expo_notification_recipients table by running the migrations:

php artisan migrate

You can optionally publish the config file with:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="NotificationChannels\ExpoPushNotifications\ExpoPushNotificationsServiceProvider" --tag="config"

This is the contents of the published config file:

return [
    'recipients' => [
         * Supported: "database"

        'database' => [
            'table_name' => 'expo_notification_recipients',


use NotificationChannels\ExpoPushNotifications\ExpoChannel;
use NotificationChannels\ExpoPushNotifications\ExpoMessage;
use Illuminate\Notifications\Notification;

class AccountApproved extends Notification
    public function via($notifiable)
        return [ExpoChannel::class];

    public function toExpoPush($notifiable)
        return ExpoMessage::create()
            ->body("Your {$notifiable->service} account was approved!");

ExpoMessage options

Property iOS/Android Type Description
to() both string An Expo push token specifying the recipient of this message
jsonData() both string A JSON object delivered to your app. It may be up to 4KiB
title() both string The title to display in the notification
body() both string The message to display in the notification
ttl() both int Seconds the message may be kept around for redelivery
expiration() both int UNIX epoch timestamp. Same effect as ttl. ttl takes precedence
priority() both Priority The delivery priority of the message
subtitle() iOS string The subtitle to display in the notification below the title
enableSound() iOS Play a sound when the recipient receives this notification
disableSound() iOS Play no sound (default)
badge() iOS int Number to display in the badge on the app icon
channelId() Android string Channel through which to display this notification

For a more detailed description, refer to the Expo documentation

Managing Recipients

This package registers two endpoints that handle the subscription of recipients, the endpoints are defined in src/Http/routes.php file, used by ExpoController and all loaded through the package service provider.

Routing a message

By default the expo "recipient" messages will be sent to will be defined (besides the id) using the notifiable class as type, for example App\User. However, you can change this behaviour by including a routeNotificationForExpoPushNotifications() in the notifiable class method that returns the recipient type.