Roost for Chrome

Push notifications for websites, now on Chrome

#5 Product of the DayApril 20, 2015
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Hi all. I'm one of the co-founders with Roost. We were excited to be included in the Chrome press release that just went live about this and we're happy to provide easy implementation of Chrome notifications into any of your products. Hit us up for help. We're offering the Product Hunt community 500k free notifications, if you're interested in trying Roost. Some links you might find useful: Demo page with free notification offer: https://goroost.com/try-chrome-n... Our documentation: http://docs.goroost.com/ And a Chrome notification integration guide: https://goroost.com/best-practic...
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@timvarner I'm in, looking forward to using this!
@noinput Glad to have you. Let us know if we can help.
@timvarner Did you guys here about chrome plans to sync authorised sites between mobile & desktop? E.g user subscribes to push notification on producthunt.com on his mobile, and receives notifications on his desktop if he's connected to the same google account.
We just launched Product Hunt Browser Notifications using Roost. We've been waiting for this since we were YC batchmates back in S14, @timvarner. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
@rrhoover It took longer than we expected, but we're really glad to see it as part of the Product Hunt experience.
Working with the Roost team was (and continues to be) a blast. Unlimited kudos to you guys!
@vesln Second that! Working with @timvarner and the team at Roost has been awesome as we have implemented push for our accelerator website here in Japan. The really cool thing about how Roost built their platform is the simplicity of integration; we have introed this to a few of our media-related portfolio companies in Japan, and they have no issues onboarding despite the language barrier -- it's that simple. Keep it simple Roost team! I know you will :)
@shaanvp @jmj This is true push, not websockets. That is, no tabs need to be opened to receive the notifications. Chrome has to be running in the background, but that is typical. You're not alone in asking the question. We get asked this question so often, we wrote a blog post addressing it. https://goroost.com/blog/true-we...
Hm, for some reason even though I'm using Chrome it tells me to download Chrome and doesn't let me access the site :/
@krrishd Chrome notifications only work in the latest build of Chrome (m42). The upgrade prompt isn't always super-noticeable, but if you just restart Chrome it should take care of everything itself.
@timvarner I wish I could dismiss the notification and still checkout your website (without having to upgrade). I have a ton of tabs open and can't close all of them atm. EDIT: Oops, just tried the home page - that doesn't have the notification.
@gautam_io Save them to Tabcloud, restart then open all back up again!