Chrome extensions get access to desktop notification APIs

Chromium Notifications

How about some added browser functionality for those Chrome lovers out there. The Chromium Blog has announced that as of Chrome 5, Chrome extensions will have access to the desktop notification API. As the article explains:

Many Chrome extensions use browser actions as a notification area. Notifications can be very valuable to users, but there’s only so much a developer can do with an icon’s worth of pixels.

As of Chrome 5, we’re happy to announce that notifications are also available to extension developers.

When notifications are used from an extension, there are no permission prompts or infobar warnings. The experience is seamless – it just works.

Chrome 5 is currently available to all Windows, Linux, and Mac users. How about it Chrome users…you like?

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