Update of Web Push for web applications on iOS and iPadOS
Web Push for web applications on iOS and iPadOS has released an important update for web application developers who want to send notifications to Apple devices. Previously, this was only possible through native mobile applications or through Safari on the desktop, but not on websites.
What are the key things you need to know about this update?
The Web Push API is a new standardized mechanism for sending notifications in web applications that is now available on iOS and iPadOS devices. The API allows developers to send notifications to Apple devices directly from their web applications, making the process simpler and faster.
One of the main advantages of the Web Push API is its fast delivery of notifications. When the device is in sleep mode, notifications are sent immediately after they are received. This ensures that users receive notifications in a timely manner, which can be important if the information is critical.
New web APIs have been added for web applications
New features include Web Push, Badging API, and Manifest ID, as well as other interesting capabilities such as the screen wake lock API, screen orientation API, user activation API, and support for the Web Codecs API.
- The screen wake lock API allows applications to disable screen wake lock, which can be useful for conserving device battery life.
- The screen orientation API allows the screen orientation of a web application to be set, while the user activation API can determine when a user begins interacting with a web application.
The new Safari 16.4 beta 1 also supports the Web Codecs API, allowing the browser to work more efficiently with video codecs.
In addition, the Web Push API does not require the installation of additional software. Users can simply allow web applications to send notifications, making the process simpler and more convenient.
In summary, the implementation of the Web Push API on iOS and iPadOS devices is an important step in the development of web applications on Apple devices. This will allow developers to create more interactive and user-friendly web applications, which can be particularly useful for business applications or for affiliates working with push notifications.