I will shortly be writing a article about how to use web notifications to provide notification to your websites users however I thought it might be useful to provide a bit of insight of my ideas on places it might provide a good user experience to do this.
One of my initial thoughts for web notifications would be to move common notifications from sites like Facebook and twitter into web notifications. While this would be a good user experience it is a bit of an obvious idea and I do see both twitter and Facebook implementing this. After further thoughts on this matter i came up with the following ideas:
- A sales website (e.g amazon) notifying user of order shipment
- A poker site (e.g partypoker) notifying you a new game is starting
- A news aggregator notifying you of articles you have yet to read
Unfortunately there is one problem with this, all these notifications are really useful but with the current implementations of notifications will not work without a tab open with the website in it. This isn’t the ideal solution and I am hoping that in the future this could be made to work without the websites being open.
Anyway watch out as coming soon is my tutorial on how to use the notifications within Safari to add notifications to the Mountain Lion notification centre.