Mac App Store no longer required for Notification Center?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by danb77, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2007
    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?
  2. Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2007
    This was the impression we got at the keynote. Notification centre would be app-store only:

  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2011
    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.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2007
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2012
    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.
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2007
    Good point. It might be possible to write an extension to do this.
  8. macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2003
    I'd never assumed it was MAS only but I guess I hadn't even thought about it.
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2007
    Here's a site which uses the Notification Centre API in Safari.!

    I'd strongly suspect an extension to create notifications would be quite easy to code. I might have a go...
  10. macrumors member

    May 11, 2010
    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.
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2007
    Interesting! I hadn't realised there was push.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2007
    Aachen, Germany
    Xslimmer now also uses the notification center and it is an App that will NEVER get into the AppStore.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2012
    thanks for that, was interesting to see.
    especially because it works in chrome too.

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