Push Message to OS X Notification Center for WordPress Website Sounds to be a Complicated Process, But With Our Guide it is Easy Both for the Beginners to Advanced Alike. We are providing all the resources, so that any level of user can setup their WordPress Website to send Push Message to OS X Notification Center of Website Visitors.
Push Message to OS X Notification Center for WordPress Website : Basics
Notifications are concise, unobtrusive messages, alerting (read Mac) users about a new message of Recent Post, for example. As a web developer, you can configure your website to send notifications to (Mac) users, even if you do not have a native Cocoa app. There are two kinds of notifications for websites :
- Safari Push Notifications : Apple-exclusive technology and triggered remotely using Apple Push Notification service (APNs).
In order to understand how the things work, read our previous article – What is Push Technology. For Local Notification, Apple has good documentation (requires Apple ID) :
For local notifications and the client-side implementation of push notifications, familiarity with application development for iOS is assumed. For the provider side of the implementation, knowledge of TLS/SSL and streaming sockets is helpful.
Push Message to OS X Notification Center for WordPress Website : Building Own Application Server and Setup
Building Own Application Server and Setup for Push Message to OS X Notification for WordPress is intended for Advanced users only. Except, the cost of Apple Developer’s ID, SSL certificate cost, the applications are free software. The whole setup is self hosted and hence chance of abuse is very less. You can check this WorPress Plugin :
The above Plugin uses Apple-exclusive technology which is triggered remotely using Apple Push Notification service (APNs). Obviously a Server and Application on the Server will be required, which is also developed by the Plugin developer and shared in Github. This is one of the best Plugin for this Purpose.
In both cases, the control, security and privacy is assured as everything is self hosted.
Push Message to OS X Notification Center for WordPress Website : Using a Third Party Service
This is, somewhat comparable with using Feedburner for managing Feeds. The Third Party is practically a SaaS provider and has a WordPress Plugin :
These are paid, easy to setup but we can not provide any warranty about these services from the privacy and security part.
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