Last week, we touched upon exciting new functionality Apple had embedded into its iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 updates for, respectively, iPhones and iPads. Now, Apple’s Safari browser supports Web Push notifications, as we detailed in the relevant blog post.
However, we largely left open the question of how your website could actually use these notifications, which work like those sent by apps sourced from the App Store on the device. Here are examples of how different kinds of websites can effectively leverage Web Push notifications.
While you might still be happy to print out and distribute brochures in traditional, paper-based form, publishing a brochure digitally can be a great way for you to showcase your products to people who could otherwise too easily fail to notice them.
Furthermore, as with any other website, we could set up Web Push support for your brochure website — enabling it to notify subscribers when, say, new products are added to the brochure or a price cut is applied to any of the existing items in it.
Naturally, a blog is very much built to accommodate a steady, ongoing flow of new content. However, people who follow your blog could still hugely appreciate being able to receive notifications as and when new articles and pieces are added.
After all, even for these people, having to remember to keep manually reloading this blog on a daily basis could prove arduous, tiring, and time-consuming.
The news: it’s something we have to pay attention to on a regular basis, especially during a big crisis that could have major implications for all of us. Obvious examples of such crises from the last few years include Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the war in Ukraine.
Imagine, then, how convenient it could be for you to feed news stories to iPhone and iPad users via Web Push notifications that pop up even on these devices’ Lock Screens.
People could also check news at a glance while exercising — as these notifications can be sent to Apple Watches paired to iPhones.
Social media platforms
Of course, if you are on a social media website, you probably already receive many notifications from it.
However, if you don’t tend to actually see those notifications until you have logged into the site, you will already be able to see a strong argument for why its owner ought to give the website Web Push support.
Here at Webahead Internet, we are highly experienced in designing online stores. Even if your website currently lacks one but you are looking to put one together for the first time, we can help by providing you with an attractive, all-in-one e-commerce package for your website.
We can even implement Web Push support for your online store while designing it. As a result, we can make it possible for it to, for example, let previous customers know when certain products have been added to it or stock of products already listed on it has been replenished.