visionOS Lacks Web Push Notification Support

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Apple Vision Pro in use [Apple]

Apple Vision Pro users may not see many notifications while wearing the headset, as visionOS doesn’t support Progressive Web Apps and Web Push Notifications natively. Notifications and alerts are a part of modern computing, but may not be very visible for Apple Vision Pro users. It appears that the notifications for apps relying on Progressive Web Apps’ underlying technologies won’t appear at all. Progressive Web Apps are made using standard web technologies, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, enabling them to work on almost any platform with a compliant browser. Without PWA support, users won’t see the “Add to Home Screen” option in Safari, and there won’t be support for Web Push Notifications. Users will only see alerts from visionOS and apps supporting visionOS. It is unclear if the final release version of visionOS and Safari for the Apple Vision Pro headset will introduce support at or soon after launch, or if support is intentionally left out. Ultimately, this will mean fewer encounters with notifications while using the Apple Vision Pro compared to using an iPhone or iPad. Since the headset offers immersive experiences, this may not necessarily be a bad thing for Apple Vision Pro owners at the moment.

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