Push notifications are much like browser notifications, whenever you are installing a new mobile application on your phone, you will often be asked as to whether you would like to opt-in for push notifications. These notifications are simple alert messages that inform you about the latest entries from the platform that you signed up for, it could be news, new feature releases, or straightforward ‘special’ offers for you to take advantage of.
The big upside of push notifications for mobile smartphones is that the feature is native to the phone itself, meaning that you can receive and read the received push notifications without having to interact with your phone; even when applications are closed and the phone itself is locked, you can still receive push notifications.
WordPress is a leader in blogging, with millions upon millions of bloggers and ten times as much readers, and getting your latest blog posts out to users’ mobile devices as soon as they are published is a sure way of keeping your content engaged, and blog active.
Pushed is an independent push notification service that lets you create your own Developer App for adding push notifications to your website, the WordPress plugin in turn makes it much easier for you to enable the feature on your WordPress blog, and those worried about the process — all you really have to do is create a new app using the Pushed platform and simply request to create an app that you can then send to your site visitors with a QR code.
Works for Desktop, iOS, and Android.
2. Push Monkey
The Push Monkey plugin is built for sending push notifications directly to your visitors Desktop. Many of the modern browsers today enable its users to send desktop notifications through a simple signup model that asks each visitor whether they would like to signup for direct notifications as soon as new content is published. You will certainly find some visitors that will happily receive notifications about your content as soon as it appears.
Proximi works for Android and Google Chrome (mobile and desktop), as well as Safari (desktop version only), and allows WordPress bloggers to send push-notifications based on geographical data, which then allows you to collect location-based analytics data about your visitors as well. Other features include the option to set your own company’s logo for each push notification that you send.
Send push notifications to iOS, Android, and Fire OS devices when you publish a new post. Straight from your WordPress site, in real-time. Alert your visitors when new content is published, converting them to regular and loyal readers. It’s like a newsletter, but so much more effective. Keep your audience engaged.
Push Notifications for WordPress (Lite) allows you to focus on building beautiful and unique apps, without developing your own server-side back-end. Content for the apps is collected automatically from your WordPress site, so no extra work is needed to maintain them.
OneSignal is a push notification platform supporting Safari, Mozilla and Chrome browsers. With OneSignal you can easily have your website visitors signup for push notification services that you can then extend through the use of features like targeted notifications — the ability to send alerts to visitors based on their overall site activity on your blog, or setup a simple A/B test to see what kind of messages draw the most subscribers.
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