Chrome 42 Beta brings push notifications for Chrome OS, Android and almost Desktop

Chrome 42, a recent beta release, adds a Push API that lets developers use a Service Worker to implement and send push notifications.

More simply put, we will soon be able to send native notifications to Chrome OS, Android  and partially to Chrome Desktop similar to how Safari Push Notifications work on Apple Computers.

I say partially because for Chrome Desktop it is still not possible to send a native push if the browser is closed.

Here’s also a cool comment from  Matt Gaunt ( Push API dev ) on Twitter:

Even more exciting is the fact that Native Push Notifications are also in development for Mozilla Firefox.

Matt has also set up a demo but you have to install Chrome Beta in order for it to work.

You can expect to see these new exciting features and channels implemented in Push Monkey in one of our next updates.

 

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  1. Hi! I see this post was published 7 months ago. Any idea when you might add support for chrome ? Thank you!

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