Google Chrome was the first browser to support push notifications. This happened back in 2015 but by then Safari had introduced Desktop notifications for all its desktop devices. As for IOS web apps, the world’s second-largest phone-maker has remained tight-lipped. That doesn’t mean there is no possibility of push notifications finding their way to IOS devices. Safari, the main browser in Apple devices, doesn’t support push notifications. Since Apple does not allow third-party apps to perform what its main apps don’t, chrome cannot support push notifications on any IOS device. Although IOS devices now accept push notifications for its installed apps, web apps such as chrome will have to wait a bit longer.
WonderPush attempted to initiate a petition against Apple to force it to allow websites to receive push notifications in iPhones and Ipads. Web push notifications remain supported on all Android’s major browsers such as Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge and Apple’s Safari. Why it is still holding off all the other browsers from receiving push notifications is still unknown. It is a valuable feature since it supports website subscribers by offering push notices. That means they will not miss any vital information from the sites they are subscribed to. There are so many sites offering different services as well as products to subscribers. It is not possible to keep checking your mails every so often, so push notices do that for you.
Here is where push notification services become useful since it will keep you connected to your subscribed sites around the clock. Why Apple should deny its users such a vital service must be something more important. An iPhone user is often forced to own other types of smartphones if he wants to keep abreast with news alerts from the websites they are subscribed to. Perhaps the reason this giant company is not accepting web push notifications could be because it isn’t in their interest to do so. Apple holds customer security on top of its list of the most important investments. A user who values the security of his devices invests heavily in IOS gadgets just to keep safe from scam out there.
Web push alerts usually pop up on a webpage without prior notice and cause internet users to develop bad psychology against the popups. Some users don’t like seeing these popups while browsing which could contribute to Apple’s reluctance in allowing push notifications on its browsers. Every good thing has a bad side and, so is web push notifications services. Whereas publishers use it to help a user access his mail notices quickly, others who want to make business will overuse it to keep on posting disturbing popups. IOS users spend large sums of money just to own a gadget that keeps him free of such a nuisance. That could be a reason why iPhone Maker is holding back.
Push notification publishers do not consider how much attention a user may tolerate once he begins to receive these alerts. There is a limit to which you can subject a user to these notices. You should subject a user to the possible minimum to avoid annoying him. There should be a standard that guides how much of the alerts a customer can receive to avoid bad response. Users may not want to entertain endless interruptions just to view those alerts. Scaling them down to a reasonable level can help keep a user’s tolerance rate high.
IOS customers will wait a bit longer for web push notices to be activated on IOS gadgets. The stakes are too high for the iPhone maker which means reaching such a decision requires more time. Although it is a good service going by the published data, the cons seem to override the pros for this giant company. It has so much to lose in the event it allows apps to run within the browsers.