• Does the NodeBB PWA app send push notifications? We hope to have this feature for our new forum.


  • is it possible to have NodeBB pushing notifications on mobile?

    I have our forum saved from Safari to iOS home screen, but not getting any notifications yet. I hope it is possible or will be possible soon to get these notifications...


  • @crazycells My experience of this is that the push notifications work, but for some strange reason, they appear for a few seconds, then are auto dismissed. On desktop, it works fine with no issues.

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    It's possible via the desktop notifications plugin, but unreliable as the notifications stop if the browser app is suspended (which happens a lot more often than you realize)

    The firebase plugin (available for a nominal fee from us) can do it, but there is no iOS support yet because Apple 🍎


  • @julian said in PWA push notifications:

    It's possible via the desktop notifications plugin, but unreliable as the notifications stop if the browser app is suspended (which happens a lot more often than you realize)

    The firebase plugin (available for a nominal fee from us) can do it, but there is no iOS support yet because Apple 🍎

    thanks, I was wondering your opinion... Good to know about the firebase plugin. I am more interested in the mobile versions rather than the desktop notifications. I guess currently Apple does not allow web apps to push notifications, that is why the plugin does not exist, am I right?

    I will contact you about the firebase plugin.

    apple

  • GNU/Linux Admin

    @crazycells Not as of yet, no. Safari has no support for it, although it is available in the beta channel or something (this was news as of a couple weeks ago)

    Because of how Apple restricts browsers on iOS devices, all browsers are actually just Safari under the hood.

    Another one of Apple's more hairbrained decisions, but that's just my opinion.


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