Download the Steemit browser extension for Google Chrome in order to show notifications when people interact with your posts and comments!
So what happened in the past days? So few days ago I was making a post that I created a browser extension that is adding the missing notification feature to Steemit.com. What followed was unexpected. Quite a lot of people were digging it and the feedback was overwhelming. I felt like I didn't do the people justice with my extension because it was hacked together in a short amount of time and I didnt spent much time testing it. Additionally it was built on the crossplatform browser extension framework from crossrider which turned out to not to be very trustworthy.
So I redid the whole thing and improved it on all ends. I rewrote the code completely and made a native extension for Google Chrome. Chrome was the first browser to begin with because no one of the testers requested the Firefox extension. The result can be seen in the picture above.
Tell me how to get started already!
- install the extension from the link below (if you have firefox/safari keep reading)
- once the notification icon pops up enter your username and set the timer how often the extension should update
- never miss when @wang comments on one of your posts :)
Is that it? Will there be further developments? Yes. While waiting for Chrome to list the extension I spent a lot of time improving it even more. In a few days the extension will come to Firefox browsers as well, I'am just waiting for Firefox 48 to be released due to it's notification api which will happen in the beginning of August. Safari will follow after the FF version is live. Please anyone in the comments confirm me that people are still using the Safari browser..
Until then I should also be done with the version I am currently working on, I thought it would be neat to have the notifications in a more facebook kind of style... which will be included in the next release.
This is the list view for when only a few new events happened.
Other current ideas to be added:
- ship horn when one of the whales (top 250 from the richlist) is upvoting/commenting your article
- notification when someone mentions your name like: @fleuri
- your idea? -> just leave a suggestion!
Thanks to all the people who tested the extension or offered support! If anyone experiences any bugs or has feedback please leave it to me in this post. The sourcecode can be seen if you follow the github.com link above. You can install it directly from the sourcecode or you go the way via the chrome webstore - both are identical. This extension will never ask for your password or private keys in any way - if you ever notice that or someone is creating a copy cat extension please report it immidiately!