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WebApp Notifications on Apple

Status: Requested 7 Votes
High Mountain PM
Feb 17, 2023 8:40 AM
Joined Aug, 2022 6 posts

iOS 16.4 beta allows devs to push notify on web apps. Does OR have plans to implement this or is it already ready to go waiting on Apple?


Paul W
Feb 17, 2023 8:53 AM
OR Team Member Joined Jun, 2009 766 posts

I love how fast and IT-connected our community is!  We were literally just talking about this, internally, when the news came out last night and this morning.  Yes, we do plan to implement this, and we've been waiting because Apple didn't have it in the past.  We thought about doing the Android version - which has been out of a while - but the majority of the smartphone market is iPhone.  We have held off doing the native app for the same reason - wasting resources/time one a partial solution.  Now that web apps for phone can do push, it will push this along quickly.

Ocean Zen
Mar 8, 2023 1:01 AM
Joined Jun, 2022 36 posts

Are browser (at least Chrome) alerts also part of the same development path? I don't know how much of the coding is overlap between the two alert types.

As a related note, I don't know if it is a bug but my team member gets logged out of her home screen IOS app at least daily (it may be more often) even when checking the remember me box. I don't know if this a result of some setting in Safari or IOS (if it is it would be great to have some sort of note on how to address it) or if it is because the admin login seems to be different from team member log in (ie no 2FA for team member even though they have Admin role). Will the alerts still come if they are logged out of the app? If not, this issue will become more salient once the alerts come out.

Thanks you,


Ken T
Mar 10, 2023 6:22 PM
OR Team Member Joined Aug, 2019 1121 posts

Yes, browser alerts on all major browsers (both mobile and desktop) are on the roadmap, as soon as iOS support comes out of beta:


Ultimately they will work everywhere - Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, etc.

As far as the logout problem, that doesn't sound like it's related to 2FA, but is a different cause.  Here are some things to try: