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Chrome Extension - Integration
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Written by Deon Don
Updated over a week ago

Do you have a Chrome Extension?


Mon. Feb. 6 2023 11:32 a.m. EST
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DEC 2022
Explaining the extension issue

Extension was connected to Staging server which is connected to Staging DB
This caused two issues :

  1. Users who signed up after we did the backup of Prod DB to Staging DB, couldn’t sign in because their users simply don’t exist in the staging DB

  2. Users who could login, had an issue sending stimulus to their device because the FCM token used to send the push notification (saved by the app) was on the prod DB and not staging DB so no stimulus was being sent

The fix we did :

  • Connected Staging server to Production DB, right now all users have access to their accounts and can send stimulus

  • Updated the extension to use Production server and submitted to Google

When the users update their extension they wouldn’t see any change and wouldn’t have to do anything else as we just changed the server but DB for both is Prod DBWhy didn’t we detect this before;

  • Everyone who tested the extension has tested the Flutter app before which means that his credentials and FCM tokens were saved already in the staging server so it was working fine

  • The freelancer that developed this extension changed the server to production as I requested from him in an earlier build but for some reason in the latest build he sent us it was changed back to staging server which cause this issue

We are rebuilding the extension for the Chrome Store.
For now, you can manually install the extension to Chrome.

2) Follow the instructions on manual installation from this link

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This is an Article Stub by Pavlok Article Writer and Producer Deon Don.

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