As the web is moving forward very fast and now we can do almost everything on the web which can be done in native applications (
iOS). Such as
background sync etc.
But many websites started using these features in a bad way and only a few sites are using it in better ways to engage users.
In this post, I will explain
shouldn't prompt for push notifications.
Good & Bad timing for asking permission
- Asking for permission on the
first visit(this pattern is repeated in most of the sites)
- Ask for permission when it is
After ordering something, prompt the user that you will give order status using push notifications.
- Showing push notification
permission prompton every page load.
- Show an option to
enablepush notification for certain categories. Let the user decide whether he/she wants the push notifications.
Google I/O 2017 site has options to enable for
attendees i/o notifications.
- No option to
disablethe enabled push notifications.
- Give the power to the user to
disablenotifications, so he/she can disable it when no longer needs it.
Above browsers support push notifications in both
As a user just like you, I get irritated whenever I see the push notification prompt on unwanted times and on every page load.
So once the user
blocks the permission, there is no way to ask for permission again unless user clears the site cache. So focus on the user and show permission prompt only when it is
relevant. Thanks for reading my post. See you in next post :)
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