Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: How do notifications work on Android?

  1. #1

    How do notifications work on Android?

    Mostly curious because I was on a public WiFi system with a WiFi only tablet and it's walled garden thing was broken. Meaning it would not enable internet even once one agreed.

    Point of my question is though how did it still get things like notification that there were replies to YouTube comments, AccuWeather alerts and being quoted on Tapatalk.

    Makes me wonder what ports notification uses since I'd figure the wifi AP would block all traffic until it's guest gateway was fixed.
    "When you name your baby Jeeves...you've pretty much set up his career for life. You don't see many Hit Men, for example, named Jeeves. "Pardon me sir, but I must wack you now."
    — Jerry Seinfeld

  2. #2
    Systems Administrator
    Nadiar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    16,151
    Blog Entries
    9

    Re: How do notifications work on Android?

    A lot of the time those hotspots allow basic connections to things like Google, otherwise it can determine there is no Internet Access, and not automatically connect. If they allow some specific sites to connect, you will connect and then get directed to their captive portal.

    If you google "Hotspot" and "Captive Portal" you should have more information about how they do it.
    "Complaining is the modern metagame" - BNet forums

  3. #3

    Re: How do notifications work on Android?

    Now they're hijacking the browsers, or at least attempting to, and requesting a notification permission just upon visiting the website.
    Some will freeze the browser preferences if you try and disable them.

    Html version FUCK YOU.

  4. #4

    Re: How do notifications work on Android?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinthalas Tigris View Post
    Now they're hijacking the browsers, or at least attempting to, and requesting a notification permission just upon visiting the website.
    Some will freeze the browser preferences if you try and disable them.

    Html version FUCK YOU.
    I have seen this notification crap on IOS and Windows too nowadays on websites. They all ask for permission to notify.
    "When you name your baby Jeeves...you've pretty much set up his career for life. You don't see many Hit Men, for example, named Jeeves. "Pardon me sir, but I must wack you now."
    — Jerry Seinfeld

  5. #5

    Re: How do notifications work on Android?

    Quote Originally Posted by FilanFyretracker View Post
    I have seen this notification crap on IOS and Windows too nowadays on websites. They all ask for permission to notify.
    The irony is that it was developed for phones, because even though so many people still involve apps because they think they have to (install the mcdonalds app for easier ordering!), and they needed a way to send a push notification to consumers that didn't want them in the first place.
    For about 3 months, i was getting them from my aquarium related websites telling me i had items in my shopping cart and could not figure out why.

    Sent from my 1+3t

  6. #6

    Re: How do notifications work on Android?

    yea I have seen MCD and Taco Bell pushing apps. I just walk in and order, I am a simple man so I do not try and gormet that shit when I am at a place I know I am getting Grade G beef.
    "When you name your baby Jeeves...you've pretty much set up his career for life. You don't see many Hit Men, for example, named Jeeves. "Pardon me sir, but I must wack you now."
    — Jerry Seinfeld

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •