Safari Push Notifications are live on all 9to5 sites


Thanks to our website development partner, 10up , we’re proud to announce the addition of desktop OS X Push Notifications to (More on Safari Push at Apple). We were live last week and we’ve ‘pushed’ the new feature to 9to5Google and 9to5Toys this week. We’ll only send Push Notifications of full stories, not asides.

We’re a WordPress VIP hosted network, so setting up Safari Push isn’t as easy as it is for standalone sites; the plugins and backend had to pass Automattic‘s stringent code reviews.  That said, we are the first VIP site with Safari Push, although there will likely be many more now that an easy plug-in solution is available. From 10up:

10up has created the first WordPress plugin that works seamlessly with platforms like VIP to deliver desktop push notifications, a new feature in OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Readers can receive notifications even when their browser is closed simply by accepting a prompt when opening our website in Safari. Readers can customize notification preferences in System Preferences, or disable notifications from within Safari preferences.

For our publishers, delivering a notification is as simple as checking “Push desktop notification” within a post before we press “publish”.

10up is looking to selectively partner with WordPress-powered publications interested in becoming early adopters of their their plugin / service. Interested parties can reach 10up using their contact form – be sure to mention you’re interested in OS X notifications and that 9to5Mac sent you!

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  1. Why is there a square around the clock when the notification comes up? It will look so much better if it was round like the clock.

  2. Lorenzo Lewis - 9 years ago

    I don’t see this option when visiting the site in Safari in Mavericks and I have the newest version of everything. Am I the only one seeing this?

    • Jake Goldman - 9 years ago

      Maybe you already accepted or declined, and forgot? Look under Safari > Preferences > Notifications.

      • Lorenzo Lewis - 9 years ago

        No, I double checked that. I also tried it on 9to5Google and it didn’t work.

    • ithelove - 9 years ago

      Maybe you’re using Little Snitch or some kind of firewall and blocked the connection from 10up

      • Lorenzo Lewis - 9 years ago

        I got it working. I guess it was just a glitch when the service first started. Thank you for your reply, though.

  3. Alexander Steindl - 9 years ago

    I have received 2 notifications for the same topic for several times now. A fix is appreciated. (;

    • Jake Goldman - 9 years ago

      We implemented some changes yesterday afternoon that we expect definitively address the problem. This was caused by trikcy “race conditions” that occur in high scale environments – sorry for the inconvenience!

      • Jerod Guyer - 9 years ago

        I have been getting double notifications as well all of today, I guess you don’t want me to miss the stories throughout the day :P

  4. pruppert - 9 years ago

    Bummer, I hate when sites have this.

    • weakguy - 9 years ago

      Uh… You do realize you don’t have to allow it, right?

      • pruppert - 9 years ago

        Yes, I realize that. But any modal alert that must be processed and dealt with before allowing me to read the actual content I came to see is an annoyance.

    • Andrew Messenger - 9 years ago

      If I’m not mistaken, the prompt comes up one time per device, ever.. Is that really such a huge bother?

  5. Ian Bartram - 9 years ago

    if I declined by mistake at first can I somehow go back and accept?


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