Websites Begin Supporting Safari Push Notifications Ahead of Mavericks Launch

Ahead of the final unveiling of OS X Mavericks at tomorrow's media event and an expected public launch soon after, several high-profile websites including The New York Times and NBA.com have begun supporting the new Safari push notifications feature included with Mavericks, as noted by user Sky Blue in our forums. The feature allows users to subscribe to websites' notification services and have various types of alerts pushed to their Macs even when Safari is not running.

Push notifications in Mavericks may be a handy alternative to RSS or Twitter for many users, delivering clickable notifications directly to the users' desktops in a timely fashion.

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While several sites have already begun to go live with their notification services, accessible to users running the OS X Mavericks beta, others will undoubtedly be following suit as Mavericks officially launches to the public. MacRumors will be supporting the feature, allowing users to receive instant notifications whenever new articles are posted to the site.

OS X Mavericks is expected to launch to the public before the end of the month, but may arrive as soon as this week following the final introduction at tomorrow's media event.

Top Rated Comments

arn Avatar
114 months ago
news updates will be cool, but how about notifications for replies to our threads, PMs, etc. That would make it even more useful for a lot of people.

Yep. Initially for us, it will be news stories. But adding PM, quotes, etc.... for forums could come after.

arn
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
caliguy Avatar
114 months ago
Why was RSS support ever removed from Safari in the first place? It seemed completely unnecessary at the time. I wonder if this was in Apple's playbook. It would have been slightly redundant to have push notifications and a built-in RSS reader, yet would have made a lot more people annoyed (I think) if they would have simply replaced RSS with push notification now at this time.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JAT Avatar
114 months ago
I doubt websites will abuse it.
hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wikiverse Avatar
114 months ago
Here is the real question. If I click on the website's notification, will it open the link in my default browser or will it open Safari?

If it opens Firefox/Chrome, then I can see this being useful. Otherwise it's like iOS launching Apple Maps when you click an address - ********** annoying.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goobot Avatar
114 months ago
We need hear no more. Mac OS X is morphing into iOS...

Im pretty sure IOS Safari doesnt have push notifications... And a good feature is a good feature, maybe we should take the retina display out of macs because the iPhone had it first?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kas23 Avatar
114 months ago
I think this is a really cool idea. It looks like it's going to be implemented well, but I just hope websites don't use it to push spam.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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