How to send single-user targeted notification with Web Push API

I would like to reply to an interesting question that has been posted on StackOverflow. I reply here because the original question has been deleted. Continue reading “How to send single-user targeted notification with Web Push API”

Let’s ask Apple to add Web Push Notifications to iOS

We’ve all been there: you have built a great web app, optimized for mobile, but you have to build a native or hybrid web app just to send push notifications.

Fortunately, thanks to the new standards, like the Push API, Service Workers and Web Notifications, you don’t have to build an app only to have the ability to send push notifications. Now websites can send push notifications directly, even when the user is not surfing the website.

Awesome! The problem is that web push notifications work on Android, but not on iOS! Continue reading “Let’s ask Apple to add Web Push Notifications to iOS”

Update the service worker and the scripts imported with importScripts

If you change the Javascript code of a service worker, the browser may not  apply the update immediately (as we have already discussed).

In order for the update to take effect you need to:

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How to enable (or block) push notifications from your browser preferences

Many browsers can deliver push notifications even when a website is closed. Learn how to choose which websites are allowed to send you push notifications.

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The hidden cost of free push notifications services

Pushpad offers a free tier, but it’s not a free service. So why should you prefer a paid service to a free one?

More features? Better support? I don’t know, I leave that to you. The aim of this post is to underly that free services might have an hidden cost that you must consider before making a choice.

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Safari push notifications stop working after some time

These days we have investigated an issue related to Safari.

Sometimes it happens that you subscribe to the push notifications of a website, but after some time you don’t receive notifications anymore.

At first we thought that our system had a bug, but it’s not like that. Continue reading “Safari push notifications stop working after some time”