The ability to receive web push notifications on iOS is finally here! Thank you very much, Apple.
And you did it in the right way, also: the PWA or website needs to be added to the home screen first, before it's allowed to sent notifications. This prevents websites from spamming you with notifications requests when visiting that very site.
How to use them
Currently this functionality is only available for Apple Developers, taking part in their Beta Program. They released iOS and iPadOS 16.4 beta 1 yesterday.
You can register for an Apple Developer account to test web push notifications on iOS today here.
As soon as they become available publicly we'll inform you on our blog.
It's a good day for web developers!
But web push notifications on iOS and iPadOS is not the only feature Apple released in beta 1! They are now supporting more Web APIs for PWAs, which are:
Web Codecs API video support
Third-party browser support for Add to Home Screen
New Fallback Icon
All in all it's a good day for web developers shipping their progressive web apps on iOS and iPadOS devices.
Apple stepped up and finally allows web push notifications.
Together with all the other changes they introduced, we're very happy about this release.
Thank you very much for reading.