Some kinds of applications, such as chats, may create a lot of push notifications in a small amount of time. Sometimes you just want to notify every single message, but other times might be better to reduce the number of notifications. Continue reading “How to throttle notifications to user (and reduce cost)”
A customer has recently asked if they could use SVG images as the notification icon. Unfortunately the answer is no at the moment because of browser support. Continue reading “Can I use SVG images inside Web Push Notifications?”
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”
Is it possible to transfer web push subscriptions to a different domain / web push service? Continue reading “Is it possible to transfer web push subscriptions?”
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”
If you work with the Push API or service workers in general you know that debugging can be a pain. Fortunately Chrome has two hidden gems that can save you many headaches.
In order for the update to take effect you need to:
If you are struggling with the error above, but all your icons of the push package are of the correct size, you have probably set the wrong DPI.
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.
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.