can be really painful and distracting.

In 2003, Research In Motion (RIM) was the first company to successfully commercialize push notification in an end-user product.

Their flagship phone, the BlackBerry, was the first smartphone with the ability to immediately notify users when they received a new email.

In 2008, after soaring interest in the developer community, Apple opened up notifications to the general public and made it available under the name Apple Push Notification Service (APNS). This was one of the most significant changes to mobile operating systems since the iPhone itself.

Today, the most random websites ask us for permission to bombard us with content. Like the Ultraviolet-Radiation we are faced with an also unhealthy Bit-Radiation. Whereas the sun goes down the Bit-Radiation keeps hitting us 24/7.

Evolution of Notifications

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