Closed Bug 1238087 (content-notifications) Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago

Create notifications to let users know when websites change

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(Firefox for Android :: General, defect)

35 Branch
defect
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RESOLVED FIXED

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(Reporter: Margaret, Assigned: sebastian)

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We could use RSS feeds to offer users the option to subscribe to notifications when a website changes.

With DOM push, websites can do this themselves, but this could be a good solution to increase engagement before sites take the initiative to implement their own notifications.

Barbara, what do you think? I'll looking to making a meta bug to track all these different notifications related ideas we have floating around (e.g. notification to update).
Flags: needinfo?(bbermes)
This sounds like it involves a step of UX in which the user tells us (Firefox) that "hey, this Web page is important to me". Otherwise, this could be perceived by the user as a bit... awkward/ pop-up ad-like.

So, I think this seems like it should have some overlap with the Bookmarks work we're doing. 

We'll also probably need a new section in Settings to manage these notifications so as our users have a quick and easy way to control them.

Will noodle on this UX a bit.
(In reply to Anthony Lam (:antlam) from comment #1)
> This sounds like it involves a step of UX in which the user tells us
> (Firefox) that "hey, this Web page is important to me". Otherwise, this
> could be perceived by the user as a bit... awkward/ pop-up ad-like.

I don't think we want to wait for the user to tell us the page is important. I think we want Firefox to tell the user that we can notify them when the site adds new content, and give the user a chance to opt-out or opt-in to the feature in general. Then, if the user has opt-in, we can prompt (like saving passwords) to notify when content is updated.

We need to limit this prompt to a whitelist of site types, and/or a blocklist of updated-too-frequently sites (like news sites).

> 
> So, I think this seems like it should have some overlap with the Bookmarks
> work we're doing.

I'd like to avoid any overlap for now.

> 
> We'll also probably need a new section in Settings to manage these
> notifications so as our users have a quick and easy way to control them.

Yes.
Aha card created, more to come in the card: https://mozilla.aha.io/features/FENN-415
Flags: needinfo?(bbermes)
Depends on: 1241810
Summary: Allow users to subscribe to notifications when websites change → Create notifications to let users know when websites change
Rough ASCII art for this prototypes notifications. Just like we talked about IRL, keeping it simple for now. the Notifications action will lead to our "Notifications" section in Settings (bug 1247788).

This will obviously be affected by which sites we support.

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| +-+  Antlam on Medium                   |
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|      UX thoughts for 2016               |
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| +-+  Notifications Setting              |
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|      Updated on January 11, 2016        |
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| +-+  4 websites updated                 |
| +-+                                     |
|      ABC-URL.com                        |
|      ABCDEFGXYZ-URL.com                 |
|      URL.com                            |
|      ANOTHER-URL.com                    |
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| +-+  Notifications Setting              |
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|      Firefox                         4  |
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Flags: needinfo?(s.kaspari)
Flags: needinfo?(s.kaspari)
Attachment #8723718 - Flags: feedback?(alam)
Depends on: 1251339
Comment on attachment 8723718 [details]
content-notifications.png

+!
Attachment #8723718 - Flags: feedback?(alam) → feedback+
Screenshot of a real notification I got this morning. :)
No longer blocks: 1251317
Depends on: 1251317
Assignee: nobody → s.kaspari
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Depends on: 1253280
Depends on: 1253285
Depends on: 1253290
Depends on: 1254637
Depends on: 1258812
Depends on: 1258988
Depends on: 1259127
QA Contact: flaviu.cos
The first experiments are enabled now. I'll close this bug. Everything else will happen in the follow-up bugs.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Depends on: 1261808
Depends on: 1261809
Depends on: 1261830
Alias: content-notifications
No longer depends on: 1261830
Depends on: 1261830
Depends on: 1261836
Depends on: 1262105
Depends on: 1262198
Depends on: 1264868
Depends on: 1271335
Depends on: 1273014
Hi all, I will take this feature as a QA. Here is the Test plan based on which the testing is made: 
https://wiki.mozilla.org/index.php?title=QA/Fennec/Prototype_content_update_of_websites_with_infrequent_updates
QA Contact: cos_flaviu → sorina.florean
Depends on: 1277918
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