Many modern analytics with a real-time component have a neat feature allowing the user to get notified via a short right-bottom-corner notification instantly when certain actions are done on their sites. Be that action a visitor returning for the 5th time on their site, or a specific page being viewed, or maybe a customer from USA reaching the check-out page.
The notifications work out of the box with Google Chrome, but other browsers developed third-party plugins in order to display what`s called "html 5 desktop notifications".
More specifications and a suggested way to tackle this here
Thanks for the suggestion!
for lots of ideas, possibilities and hints regarding live notification please see also #4721
it's about an extension of custom alerts plugin with a new type of notification "in browser"
and this one is also related / an alternative way / a part of it:
@hpvd: you are talking about something entirely different. The "lots of ideas, possibilities and hints" regarding this live desktop notification plugin are detailed in the comment i posted in the forum http://forum.piwik.org/read.php?3,106201,page=1#msg-109996
The Custom Alert plugin it is useful and it is present in one way or another in every analytic platform, working via sms or e-mail alerts.. but it has nothing to do with what a "real-time desktop notification" plugin should be, which is the subject of this ticket.
In the past several years I have used 3 major analytics platforms offering such desktop notifications and I know pretty well how they should behave and what they should be capable of.. and custom alerts it`s just not going to work, because it was not coded with these features in mind.
So if one is adding a "ding" sound feature to the custom alerts plugins, cool.. but it does not mean that this ticket is solved, these are in different leagues