Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Whats up with Chrome 42 ?

On Wednesday Chrome team announced Chrome update for Android ,Chrome 42.0.2311.107, same is available on Play store. Some highlighted features include,
  • Get the updates from sites in the form of Push Notification.
  • Some performance improvements.
  • Pinning your favorite site to your home screen is easier than before
From the above highlights lets look at the gimmicks "Push notification" 
Websites that support push notification can send out notification that look and feel like regular app notification even if the chrome browser isn't active.When visiting the sites that supports push notification , user will have a prompt to enable or disable this options. You can manage this via chrome settings.
More websites will need to update in order to support this feature. By looking from the top this feature seems to be cool and easy but it needs HTML 5(Service Worker). Also there is some issue with cross browser support too.
Mobile web notifications aren't available on iOS yet.

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