Gmail Experimenting With Desktop Notifications

It looks like Gmail engineers are experimenting with push desktop notifications in Google Chrome and Gmail.  This is a long-awaited feature of web browsers, and will allow web applications to act more like traditional desktop applications.  As more applications become web-based, ditching the traditional fat-client pieces, small things like this will help users with the transition.

Is the new option showing up in your settings?  (Click on image for full-size.)

Here’s a full explanation from the official Gmail blog.

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Steven Michaels

Steven Michaels specializes in PHP web applications utilizing MediaWiki, WordPress, Yii Framework and others. He is an open source contributor and leads development for both of Hollow Developers' internal projects, HollowGame and SpeechEase.

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