Apple Asks Developers to Prepare for New 'Safari Push Notification' Feature in Mavericks

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Apple has asked developers to prepare for Safari Push Notifications, a new feature included in OS X Mavericks, according to Cult of Mac.

Safari Push Notifications allow websites to send push notifications to website users even when Safari is not running.

OS X Mavericks introduces a powerful new way to keep users engaged with your website. You can now use the Apple Push Notifications Service to send notifications to your website users, right on their Mac desktop — even when Safari isn’t running. Safari Push Notifications work just like push notifications for apps. They display your website icon and notification text, which users can click to go right to your website.

Apple offers extensive implementation information on Safari Push Notifications on its developer website and iMore has looked at the feature previously.

Mavericks also adds new interactivity to push notifications, allowing users to perform tasks like replying to an iMessage, or deleting an email, right from the notification. OS X Mavericks is expected to be released later this fall.

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93 months ago
I hope MacRumors uses this feature.
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93 months ago
What an annoying "feature". Get spammed directly in your web browser.
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93 months ago

What an annoying "feature". Get spammed directly in your web browser.

you best have to be signed up to a wesbite and not just any website you frequent because that would get annoying real quick.

I hope there's a way to turn this off, right? I imagine someone will quickly write a push notification whitelist/blacklist extension if not, but it should be a built-in preference...and OFF by default, but I doubt it. Already having issues with Mountain Lion app notifications constantly getting in my way.


Guys, this is Apple. Of course you aren't going to get spammed. It's opt-in and sites must be registered with Apple.

From iMore (http://www.imore.com/os-x-mavericks-preview-website-push-notifications):

The important thing to understand here is that you won't be deluged by every web site under the sun sending you notifications. The only ones that can do it are ones that have your permission. And the only web developers that can do it are registered with Apple, so you can be reasonably certain that they're not causing trouble.

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93 months ago
That's some shocking breaking news right there :D (in the screenshot)

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93 months ago
Is it just me or does anyone else really hate getting notifications? I disable everything and wish I could turn notification center off completely.

This new feature sounds super annoying.
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93 months ago
To all those complaining about this feature, just don't turn it on. Don't enable it on any website that requests it. 'Nuff said.
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