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.
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”
APNs an GCM have always provided a way to send notifications in batch.
It would be useful to see this feature for the Push API, which unfortunately doesn’t have it yet, meaning that you have to make an HTTP request for each endpoint. If you want to send a web push notification to N users at a time with a single API request you can still use a service like Pushpad which makes the hard work for you.
The working draft of the Push API currently doesn’t offer a good way to manage unsubscriptions.
The problems arise in the following scenarios:
- The user blocks the notifications from the browser preferences
- The endpoint is replaced because it has expired