Options for push notifications in iOS Safari

We are currently build a progressive web app (HTML/CSS/JS/React) for a client and need to  provide push notifications to Safari iOS (Mobile) users. I understand that web push notifications aren't currently supported in iOS Safari so is there a way to handle this? Assuming that our web app is ultimately a website I see two options:

 

1) Get website visitors to install the UA app simply for messaging (and then all notifications - Android/iOS are pushed through the app. There will be no native app that we'll build so effectively they just install UA for messaging.

2) Provide web push notifications for devices that support it and then use UA app to support just those devices.

 

Would either of these work?

 

Pete

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  • Hi Pete,

    This is Sean with Urban Airship Technical Support.

    You will have to build your own app with UA integrated to support iOS users. However, we offer a React Native module that you may be able to use with your current web app code to create an app.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

    Thank you,
    Sean Conlin
    Urban Airship Technical Support
    Portland, Oregon

     

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  • Hi Sean,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Within UA are you able to configure the experience the user gets so that iOS users get directed to the app experience, but all other users get the web notifications?

    Pete

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  • Hi Pete,

    Are you referring to the way users will interact with notifications? You will be able to create separate notifications for each platform if you would like to tailor the experience to the type of user you are targeting.

    Thank you,
    Sean Conlin
    Urban Airship Technical Support
    Portland, Oregon

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