This Feature Request is to gauge WebKit's interest in implementing the ServiceWorkerRegistration's PushManager interface (https://w3c.github.io/push-api/#pushmanager-interface), aka. "Push API".
It's "live" in Chrome and Firefox (https://www.chromestatus.com/feature/5416033485586432), and "in development" in Edge (https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/status/pushapi/).
Webkit status shows Service Workers is "supported in preview", but I'm afraid this would be incorrect unless Push API is supported. Push API is quite popular reason for current websites to implement Service Workers today. Hoping anyone to start discussing / building this feature.
(In reply to Takahiro Ichihashi from comment #1)
> Webkit status shows Service Workers is "supported in preview", but I'm
> afraid this would be incorrect unless Push API is supported. Push API is
> quite popular reason for current websites to implement Service Workers
> today. Hoping anyone to start discussing / building this feature.
It is a different specification.
Agree this is not just a small portion of existing tasks, someone needs to decide and probably creates necessary component category and issues. Wanted to ping you guys that this is a highly expected feature. :) I think there will be complaints against webkit not having pushmanager as part of service workers once it's published more widely.
Probably chrome folks know the situation pretty well but maybe not giving enough citing/warning here because of browser competitions.
I suspect this to be a highly political decision which has to be decided by Apple internally. In the end this differentiates if PWAs are first class citizens in iOS or not. If apple opts into WebPush this will cut into its AppStore revenue eventually.
As we indicated we were doing last year, we’ve implemented the core ServiceWorker spec - https://w3c.github.io/ServiceWorker/ - in trunk WebKit.
Web Push is a different spec that we’ve made no comment on one way or another.
We know there’s interest in implementing the Web Push spec, and thank you for your feedback.
There’s nothing to announce right now, as Apple generally doesn’t comment on future products/development.
We need the Push API! When will it be added? A lot of webdevs are waiting for this feature.
Please be aware that the current W3C Push API specification does not support "broadcast" or Topic-based subscriptions such as weather updates, news, etc. To achieve this highly desirable functionality people have had to turn to Firebase :-(
Here is a think to a description of the W3C Web API deficiency https://t.co/S9fTNUersU
Maybe Apple and Google can cooperate to produce a Push Protocol that encompasses more use cases than just the Dark Web "I must encrypt all my communication!"
Sorry for not adding this potential solution link to previous: -
Push Notification is essential for all interactive web (and pwa) environments. Users are enjoying web-mail, gaming, messaging, rtc-style talking, conferencing and much more that may require (push-) notifications to tell the user about important events if she is not actively on the page. It's sad that we always have to add an (*) to our feature list stating that push notifications are not (yet?) supported on webkit browsers.
Any updates? We need the Push API on iOS. A lot of users (humans) are waiting for this feature.
We'd love to implement push notifications on Bethesda.net, a website used by millions every month to get the latest gaming news. It's not a case where we want to make a native app, but would love the capability of pushing customized notifications to users without them having to be on the site – that's where this API comes in.
Push Notifications are such a great features in e-commerce, and it kills me that our iOS users still have to do with old-fashioned email.
Sure the loyal recurring customer could download the app, but most clients buy once a year, and shouldn't choose between receiving order-updates with a 150mb app or getting along with email in our instant web-experience.
It would be awesome if Safari on iOS at least supported its proprietary format from macOS. It would be much better than nothing.
It would be a game changer for all web app developers having some kind of Push Notifications implemented in iOS. Probably with similar implementation from the native ones the way fits better but is really needed to have it cross-platform way
Push API would be a very useful API for the types of apps I am developing. I do not currently have the Push API because almost all of my users are on iOS but if WebKit delivers signals of implementation I would begin working on including the feature immediately.
Two of my customers (small and large startups) are eagerly anticipating the notifications feature to be supported on iOS. Your work and progress on this is much appreciated by developers and small businesses, like these two in Denmark, Copenhagen.
+1 For the Push API. I work at Pushpad and we receive so many emails from customers that ask about iOS support. I think that many people are waiting for this feature and Safari on iOS is the only browser that doesn't support it.
Push Notifications is such a vital feature for user engangement. And having to either create a Passbook workaround, or wrap the PWA inside a cordova app (Which might be denied from the app store, as it's just a website, with notifications).
Many of our clients can't afford to have both a web page and a seperate app under development, and are eagerly awaiting this feature.
Adding my support for this feature - it would be an important game changer in allowing users to have a better experience with PWAs on iOS.
+1. This is #2 missing PWA feature on iOs imho (#1 being "Add to Home Screen"). Thanks!
Most of my clients still refuse to consider PWAs as a viable alternative to most iOS apps because they want a way to (re)engage their users, and Push Notifications are the only way on the Web.
They did change their mind for Android, and got great results, so they now consider iOS as a painful platform to work with.
Adding my support for this feature. Our app is launching as PWA-only at first and push notifications are a critical component to alert our users of new content.
Adding this feature would do wonders for the E-commerce websites already on our platform.
It would give them an opportunity to help reach thousands of customers who doesn't want to get an app but still be reminded of offers and new additions that come to that Store!
+1 -- highly desirable to improve the quality of homescreen PWAs.
+1 this feature really would make all the difference to delivering meaningful and valuable PWAs
+1 interested in web push to help standardize organizational communications
+1 Would be great to have this
Yes please, this is a huge feature!
+1 Clients are beginning to ask for PWAs with Push Notifications.
Forcing apps to go through an app store and pay 30% is anticompetitive. Apple needs to stop being jerks and allow developers the option to create PWAs with similar functionality to native, or will risk the hammer from regulators.
+1 this feature would help to create more amazing web applications.
+1 I would love to see this feature. It would make live so much easier.
+1 It would be great to have this!
Come on, guys, we really need this feature. We are going to make a PWA for some banks and wit will be very awesome to send push-notfications about every transaction.
Hi guys. Please let us know if this feature will not be implemented because of some strategic decision given by Apple people. PWA apps are serious thread to App Store in my opinion. If so, we should not invest on PWA tech.