I’ve tested both the Android and iOS apps with our self-hosted discourse; and I don’t see the icon on the home screen change to include a number for notifications (mock-up below)
I see that push-notifications are a feature only available to Discourse-hosted sites (and I understand why, no issues).
Also, as far as I can tell, the number on the icon is a push notification (quote from google On Android devices, when a device receives a push notification, your application’s icon and a message appear in the status bar.)
I also have this forum connected in the Android app; which I assume is Discourse-hosted, and there is no number shown on the icon to indicate alerts. When I click into the app I see some ‘new’ and ‘unread’ shown for this forum, but my current status on the forum is that there are no alerts.
I think that when someone replies to this post, that the Discourse app icon on my home screen will change to have a red number 1; can someone please reply to confirm?