[whatwg] Installed Apps

Drew Wilson atwilson at google.com
Wed Jul 29 09:36:50 PDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 7:19 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com>wrote:
> Firefox's Jetpack addon (essentially Greasemonkey turned up to 11)
> exposes a super-convenient  jetpack.notifications.show() function for
> doing exactly that.  It pops up an attractive notification in the
> lower right-hand corner of the screen for a few seconds with a custom
> title, text, and icon.  I'd like to have something like this as a
> general feature.
> ~TJ

Something similar to this is in the works for WebKit as well:


It's experimental and so would be exposed via window.webkitNotifications.

In addition to the text+icon functionality, this also enables scripted HTML
notifications, to allow things like notifications that display number of
unread emails, a dynamic countdown for an event reminder, etc.

It sounds like enough people are prototyping in this area (us, mozilla
jetpack, Palm) that we might get consensus on a general API at some point.

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