I was wondering what the current status on PUSH NOTIFICATIONS on iOS is.
DiscoureHub offers push notifications for hosted sites
other sites have poll notifications which are unreliable
admins can use Pushover
Apple might solve this in 2023
As a regular user (no admin) I was wondering what my options are (for a “self”-hosted site). Open to using external services like Pushover, Telegram bot…
I would certainly recommend trying
Pushover notifications for size. Let us know how it goes for you.
I just briefly had a look at it
After you created the application, copy the resulting API token to the Discourse admin plugin pages, and enable the plguin.
All users will then be able to add their User keys in their preference → Notifications.
But it seems that this is for admins not for regolar site users right?
The full monty is to deploy to one or both of the app stores using:
Following up on the discussion
here, I have successfully set up a fork of the official Discourse app that can send push notifications via the OneSignal API.
There are two parts to this:
discourse-onesignal - a Discourse plugin that sends Push Notifications to OneSignal’s REST API
and a Discourse Mobile Single Site App built similarly to the official Discourse Mobile app (using React Native), but using OneSignal for notifications and a simplified interface to suit the needs of a single app.
But you will almost certainly need an experienced developer to help you with this (if you are not one yourself) and it is not the cheapest option, but it is the most integrated and gives you a marketing spot in the app stores.
As of today, any Discourse sites have push notifications on iOS provided the user adds the site to their home screen and enabled push notifications.
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created_at: Thu, 16 Feb 2023 21:51:24.260325000 UTC +00:00,
updated_at: Thu, 16 Feb 2023 21:51:24.260325000 UTC +00:00,
Just enabled it here on Meta on my iPad, let’s see how…