safari push notifications Stories November 11, 2014

How to Fix Safari Push Notifications in Yosemite

If you’ve visited any of the 9to5 sites in Safari on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or 10.10 Yosemite since early 2014, you may have opted into website push notifications. Powered by PushUp Notifications, which integrates closely with WordPress, 9to5mac alone has over 400,000 subscribers receiving breaking Apple news the moment a hot story is published. On a busy news day, we’re delivering over 2 million unique notifications.

Unfortunately, the underlying Safari Push Notifications service on Apple’s end has some bugs on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. PushUp is reporting that many Yosemite users intermittently lose connectivity to APNS on a per site basis (the bug does not present in Mavericks). The bug has been reported to Apple, and appears to be confirmed by a few sources. The beta builds of 10.10.1 highlight Notification Center as an area of focus, although a fix is not definitively confirmed yet.

In the mean time, if you haven’t seen any 9to5 notifications for a while, and you’re already subscribed, there’s an easy fix.

safari push notifications Stories September 4, 2013

Apple emailing developers to get ready for Safari notifications in Mavericks

Apple sent an email to members of its developer program today prompting them to add push notification capabilities to their websites. Push notification support is one of the many new features in Safari on OS X Mavericks, and allows web publishers to send native push notifications through Apple’s notification service even when Safari isn’t running.

Back in June, we posted an exclusive report and video with the first public website that takes advantage of the new push notification feature.

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