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Push vs. Pull Notification Systems

Push and pull notification systems are two distinct methods used in software and web applications for updating users with new information. Understanding the differences between them is crucial for designing effective and user-friendly notification mechanisms.

Push Notification System


  • Push Notifications involve sending information to users proactively from a server. The server initiates the data transmission.


  • Proactive: The server sends notifications without the user requesting them.




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