BuddyPress Desktop Notification by Websupporter enables you to give your buddies a really special feature! They will be notified about new friendship requests, new direct messages and new activities of their friends immediatly on their Desktop!
How this works? Easily. Once they sign in, they will be asked by their browser, if they accept desktop notifications. From now on, every few seconds an Ajax request will be send asking for news in the network. This can be direct messages, new activity updates of friends, friend requests or accepted friend requests by other users.
Okay, so far we just have a usual notification system, but BuddyPress Desktop Notification is much more.
So lets say, John logs into your webpage and reads a bit the news. After this, he decides to play a bit Freecell on his Computer. He minimizes the browser window in order to play a game. Meanwhile his best friend Fred logs in and posts a status update. With BuddyPress Desktop Notifications John will get notified about this recent status update!
This great technology works for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera browsers!
You might think: Wow, this must be a huge plugin! But: No, its not. a few hundred lines of code, not more than 25 KB including a sound file, that’s all it needs!
This plugin is still beta and I am looking on how to improve it. But already, there are a lot of filters, by which you can easily hook in. For you as a plugin developer, this plugin is a dream. You can basically hook into everything and take over the complete plugin functionality. Read more in the Codex section.