One fine day the people of the world wondered how the Google Chrome desktop push notification ‘bell’ landed on their menu bar. They didn't remember adding it there nor giving permission to make any changes. Yet, there it was embedded in the menu bar, refusing to budge. They did not enable chrome push notification, but it suddenly had taken over their desktop. Some of the comments in the product forums deserve a read. With so many annoyed users complaining about the design, the way chrome push notifications had hijacked the notification menu, the absence of a disable feature, it was about time that chrome got native web push notification on Mac. Google chrome tried to implement its own in-house chrome desktop notifications system instead of OS X Notification Center and we all know how that went.
Mobile and Web both have evolved rather drastically over the last 18 months. Mobile continues to be the preferred choice of medium for, well practically everything. Content, gaming, messaging - mobile has taken everyone by storm. Browsers at the same time have been able to catch up ( almost ) with their native counterparts, allowing developers to do more. In 2016, Chrome on Mobile surpassed the count of billion active users. The recent developments on Chrome and product road map show an uncanny resemblance to that of an operating system. Rather than just another browser. Chrome 59 unpacks capabilities that will help developers up the ante on user engagement. One of it being integrating with OS. Here are the key highlights: