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Posted May 12, 2015
By Burton Miller

Easy SSL for Your Site with CloudFlare

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Roost recently added Chrome notifications as a powerful new capability. This features requires SSL due to their ServiceWorker implementation, and other browsers are following the same path. You can set up HTTPS/SSL through your hosting provider, but this is not…   Read More

Posted May 7, 2015
By Burton Miller

New Roost Dashboard: Scheduling Push Notifications

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We just explored basic sending and targeting in our last post. Now we’ll move on to Scheduling notifications in the new Roost Dashboard. Scheduling Notifications Regardless of who you are targeting, your notification can be scheduled for later. First, click…   Read More

Posted May 3, 2015
By Burton Miller

New Roost Dashboard: Sending Notifications

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The new-and-improved Roost dashboard graduated from beta last week. This week we will continue to explore the new dashboard, taking a look at the different ways that you can send notifications. Sending via the Notification Button To send a notification…   Read More

Posted April 28, 2015
By Burton Miller

Roost on the Android Watch!

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It may not be obvious, but Roost works out-of-the-box on notification-enabled Android watches! Let’s take a little tour of the experience on a Moto 360. We’ll assume you have your watch synced to your android device, and notifications are enabled….   Read More

Posted April 22, 2015
By Burton Miller

Geek’s Guide to Web Push

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Geeks want the scoop on Web Push just like everybody else–but in a bit more detail. 10,000 feet may be too high for the technically inclined, so we’re dropping the plane down to 500 feet for a closer look. Hopefully,…   Read More

Posted April 21, 2015
By Burton Miller

Chrome Notifications vs Safari Notifications – What’s the Difference?

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With Roost, you can now push your notifications to Chrome (desktop and mobile) or Safari (desktop) with a single click of a button. Automated notifications are also sent through both channels, as well as your API calls. Roost puts these…   Read More

Posted April 20, 2015
By Burton Miller

Beginner’s Guide to Web Push – Available

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You may be new to the world of Web Push Notifications. If so, this visual guide will help get you going. You can also find this notification guide in the Best Practices area of the Roost site. Be sure to…   Read More

Posted April 20, 2015
By Burton Miller

Everything You Need to Know About Chrome Notifications

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CHROME INTEGRATION GUIDE CHROME USER GUIDE CHROME SECURITY – SSL KEEPS YOU SAFE ROOST ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF CHROME NOTIFICATIONS FOR ANDROID CHROME AND SAFARI ARE TRUE WEB PUSH TRY CHROME PUSH NOTIFICATIONS FOR YOURSELF CHROME ON ANDROID – FIRST LOOK…   Read More

Posted April 20, 2015
By Tim Varner

Roost Announces Support of Chrome Notifications for Android

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News Release New York City, New York (April 20, 2015 ) – In conjunction with Chrome’s m42 release, Roost now supports Chrome notifications for desktop and Android. Previously, Roost only supported Safari on desktop. Chrome and Safari account for 46%…   Read More

Posted April 19, 2015
By Burton Miller

Chrome and Safari are True Web Push

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The term ‘push notification’ is bandied about pretty loosely these days. In the broadest sense, push technology can be thought of as any internet communication initiated by the content provider, rather than upon request. But this definition is too broad…   Read More