Based on this post, I played around with some Push Notifications I have in my app. I eventually want the capability described here anyway.
Using the Deep Link property in the Notify Workflow, I was able to navigate to another app AND I was also able to force a Sync in that app. Forcing a Sync is important for use cases were a new record has been added and the recipient might already have the app open.
I first applied an expression below to test navigating to another app (and actually tried a couple views to be certain I wasn’t just getting a default view):
LINKTOVIEW("Log Table", "IssueSample-526414")
Obviously you will need to update with your view name and your app-id.
Next I was able to force a Sync by applying @Steve 's suggested trick by updating the Deep Link expression to this:
‘CONCATENATE(LINKTOVIEW(“Log Table”, “IssueSample-526414”), “&at=”,ENCODEURL(NOW() + 1))’
I also played with opening a specific row in the current app, etc. All seem to work very well.
I hope this helps someone!!!