Breaking news: it seems that web push notifications will be available soon on Safari.
In this article we see a frequent use case for notifications, where you want to send a notification only to the users in your database that match a specific condition.
I’ve seen this question several times, so I would like to give a definitive answer.
Let’s say that you have sent a notification to a recipient and then you want to remove it: how can you do that?
Subscribing users to web push notifications on your website is not enough: you also need to manage and renew their push subscriptions properly over time, otherwise you will lose subscribers.
When you hear “web push” you probably think about notifications… but that is not necessary true. In theory, the web push technology could be used for delivering messages or updates to the web app, without displaying a notification to a user.
Are you wondering what is the maximum length of text that you can include in your web notifications?
A notification that is successfully delivered to the browser push service, may not reach the end user for various reasons:
Now you can use Pushpad for delivering time-sensitive messages. For example you can notify urgent alerts or incoming phone calls.
This article investigates one of the reasons that negatively impact delivery rates for web push. First it shows that web push subscriptions can last many years without expiring, then it proves a negative correlation between the age of a web push subscription and its expected delivery rate.