What are Push Notifications?
Push Notifications were introduced in 2015 with Chrome 42 and work similar to how apps send notifications on your smartphones but instead of just mobile devices, these work on your desktop as well. They allow for timely updates to be sent to subscribers and also re-engage your current user base with new content.
Web push notifications are small messages that can be sent directly to a desktop or mobile device even when the user is not on your website.
Push Messaging on the web is very simple to use, it works by associating your website with a user’s browser, so there is no exchange of any personal information. Once the user is subscribed to your website, using PushAlert you can send them a notification on the device that they subscribed from, say a PC, a smartphone or a tablet.
Push notifications on mobile devices, look and behave the same as native app notifications, but instead of an app, the users are directed to your website or link that was given in the notification. This saves you time on building a separate app and also gives access to an entirely new mobile audience which has very high engagement.
Web Push Notifications for iPhone and iPad - Apple iOS?
Apple still hasn't added support for Push API on iOS. So, for now, web push notifications are still not supported on the iPhone or the iPad. Last time we had heard that WebKit will be bringing support for Web Push to iOS within a few years at their ...
Do push notifications work on mobile and tablet devices without an app?
Yes, push notifications work with mobile devices including smartphones, tablets as well as Windows convertibles. Notifications are delivered even when your customers/users are not on your website. Then there's the question of what happens when your ...
Do push notifications work even when browser is closed?
This is browser and platform dependent. While some desktop browsers need to be open to receive notifications, browsers on mobile can receive notifications even when they are closed. If the user is offline when the notification is sent, depending on ...
Are websites based on CMS like Wordpress, Magento, Joomla, Drupal etc supported?
Yes, we support websites built on Wordpress, Magento, Joomla, Drupal, Shopify, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, OpenCart, Wix, Squarespace, Blogger and lot more. All you need to do is install one of our plugins/extensions or copy a few lines of code in the ...
Do I need any programming experience to make this work?
Not at all, we have a very easy setup process which will get you up and running with push notifications in no time. All you need is access to the web server to add a few lines of code to your site (which will be provided). You can also use any of our ...