Apple Is Testing iOS-Style Notifications On iCloud.com

Apple Is Testing iOS-Style Notifications On iCloud.com

iCloud.com notifications in action.

As spotted by MacRumors, it looks like iCloud.com might soon get iOS 5 and Mountain Lion style notifications, with Apple currently testing a new notification service on the website.

What do you think? I’m not sure I need yet another place to get notifications, thank you.

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  • Lane Jasper

    Off topic, sorry but in the right side of main pic in URL bar, what is the apple, Inc icon? I want to do one for my site but not sure what the right side icon is and how to implement on my site, I’ve googled around but only get FavIcon results. Thanks anyone. (sorry off topic, the photo just sparked my memory to ask someone.

  • joewaylo

     This is a signed certificate notification. When you visit your bank website, it will state “Veritrust, Inc.” as the signed certification.

    Signed certificates have SSL encryption to protect your ID and bank account information.

    Off topic, sorry but in the right side of main pic in URL bar, what is the apple, Inc icon? I want to do one for my site but not sure what the right side icon is and how to implement on my site, I’ve googled around but only get FavIcon results. Thanks anyone. (sorry off topic, the photo just sparked my memory to ask someone.

  • BanterClaus

    I bet they’re trying to play around with away at making Notification Centre purely in the cloud. All your notifications from all your devices show up on all your devices. I like this idea as it means when you clear them on one device then they should clear on the rest… 

  • ochjag

    Does this mean that the icloud.com will become some sort of web OS? Will it maybe be used with a future Apple TV?

    I find this very unexpected and interesting. I rule out this change having something to do with macs and iOS-devices since they already use the service within their own OS’s.

  • Ian Campbell

    Why bother adding notifications to a site that will be shut down by the end of July?!?  Seems like wasted effort on Apples part.

  • thegraphicmac

    Why bother adding notifications to a site that will be shut down by the end of July?!?  Seems like wasted effort on Apples part.

    Why do you think iCloud will be shut down by July? Are you thinking this is the MobileMe site?

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