In today's global landscape, your subscribers are bound to be spread across different countries and timezones. Therefore it becomes imperative to reach those subscribers at a time when they would be active.
This is where Timezone Scheduling comes into play. With timezone based scheduling, you can set a single time as to when the notification is supposed to go out and we handle the intricacies. For example, if you schedule a notification to go out at 5:00 PM, it will be sent when the clock strikes 5:00 PM in your subscriber's timezone.
To make things a bit clearer, let us first understand notification scheduling. When you schedule a notification from our dashboard, the time and date are set based on your local time. The timezone from where you can accessing the account.
Whether you are setting up one time schedule, multiple dates or recurring notifications, all are set in your local timezone.
Timezone scheduling differs in the way that the notifications are sent based on the subscriber's timezone, not your local timezone. So, if you are in London and you set a timezone scheduled notification to go out at 5:00PM. The notification will begin sending when it is 5:00 PM in any of your subscriber's timezone, which can be both before or after the clock strikes 5:00 PM in London.
If in a certain timezone, 5:00 PM has already passed before you scheduled the notification, then the notification will be delivered at 5:00 PM the next day.
Now, apart from the default time for all timezones, PushAlert also provides Intelligent Top Timezones.