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Old Jul 13, 2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Mac App Store no longer required for Notification Center?

When Apple announced 10.8 Notification Centre was an AppStore only feature. But it seems to work with Chrome dev channel which is not from the AppStore. Has this restriction been lifted?
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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Can't web browsers also also NC?
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 04:52 PM   #3
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This was the impression we got at the keynote. Notification centre would be app-store only:

http://daringfireball.net/2012/02/mountain_lion

[quote]I’m interested to see how developer support for Mac App Store-only features plays out. Two big ones: iCloud document storage and Notification Center. Both of these are slated only for third-party apps from the Mac App Store. Many developers, though, have been maintaining non-Mac App Store versions of their apps. If this continues, such apps are going to lose feature parity between the App Store and non-App Store versions. Apple is not taking the Mac in iOS’s “all apps must come through the App Store” direction, but they’re certainly encouraging developers to go Mac App Store-only with iCloud features that are only available to Mac App Store apps (and, thus, which have gone through the App Store approval process).[\quote]

Seems that it isn't! :-D
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 06:44 PM   #4
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It seems to me like allowing access to iCloud only to MAS apps is for security reasons, as this allows access to private documents and whatnot. But I don't see that holding true for notifications.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 06:48 PM   #5
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I agree. Here's TUAW only last month assuming that Notification Centre was App store only…

http://www.tuaw.com/2012/06/15/growl...rking-togethe/
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 06:49 PM   #6
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Yeah I posted about this the other day. Was surprised to see Chrome (and Canary) show up in my Notification Center preferences.

Kinda off-topic but I wish there was a notification for a completed download from one of these browsers.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 07:06 PM   #7
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Yeah I posted about this the other day. Was surprised to see Chrome (and Canary) show up in my Notification Center preferences.

Kinda off-topic but I wish there was a notification for a completed download from one of these browsers.
Good point. It might be possible to write an extension to do this.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 07:12 PM   #8
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I'd never assumed it was MAS only but I guess I hadn't even thought about it.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 08:15 PM   #9
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Here's a site which uses the Notification Centre API in Safari.

http://studio.html5rocks.com/#Time!

I'd strongly suspect an extension to create notifications would be quite easy to code. I might have a go...
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 02:53 AM   #10
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If I recall correctly every local app can locally issues notifications. But if the app wants to use Apple's online push service it must be provided through the store.
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 03:06 AM   #11
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Interesting! I hadn't realised there was push.
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Xslimmer now also uses the notification center and it is an App that will NEVER get into the AppStore.
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 03:49 AM   #13
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Here's a site which uses the Notification Centre API in Safari.

http://studio.html5rocks.com/#Time!

I'd strongly suspect an extension to create notifications would be quite easy to code. I might have a go...
thanks for that, was interesting to see.
especially because it works in chrome too.
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