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TLDR: Mobile is sad. Can we have web push notifications?

(While the eventual intended audience will know what I'm talking about,google has a nice, though somewhat technical article on what this is. I don't expect it to happen soon, but would be nice to put it on the radar.)

For starters - and this could take the proverbial 6-8 weeks or more, could we have web notifications on the mobile/grand unified responsive design pages? This would help do notifications for both desktop and android (apparently ios dosen't do webworkers/notifications correctly yet - but whatever work's done would be useful even after that). I'm not sure what else that the mobile apps offer but this is the one thing I'd miss. Its definitely not a high priority but something I'd like to put on the radar

Considering that there's plans to unify the mobile and desktop views, this might work for both.

The mobile applications are something that power users of Stack Exchange love. That said, they kind of have been left stagnant a while - and they're essentially technical debt, especially with, well, the mobile landscape changing a fair bit. Might be worth planning for the time they are no longer around.

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    +1 sad mobile app :-( – Super Jade Dec 28 '18 at 6:17
  • What do you expect to be webpushed then? Just inbox notifications? Something else? – rene Dec 28 '18 at 10:18
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    Well pretty much the same things as the app does, so yes – Journeyman Geek Dec 28 '18 at 10:22
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    It'd be sad to have to fall back to email notifications for inbox items. Email gets mixed in with other email and is also less immediate. I love getting inbox notifications directly. I don't use the app to handle them, but it telling me what they are is super-helpful. – Monica Cellio Dec 28 '18 at 15:12
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    Oh, please don't suggest terminating the app. It may have its (numerous) problems, but the mobile site is atrocious. Probably 75% of my interaction with the Network is through the Android app. It would be awful if the app was removed from the site and I was forced to use the mobile. I'm sure I'm not the only one that feels this way. – Carcigenicate Dec 28 '18 at 16:16

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