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[whatwg] Installed Apps

From: Drew Wilson <atwilson@google.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 09:36:50 -0700
Message-ID: <f965ae410907290936jbeb3812q48c2911d71d51017@mail.gmail.com>
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:

https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25463

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.

-atw
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