I'm specifically trying to find a way to alert a user when they get a new Private Message on my site. It's a very common request, but I'm still coming up empty.
I first started trying to build an app that would just change a number on the icon on their home screen, then when the user clicks they would be directed to the website, but this doesn't seem to be possible >:-( And I've spent a lot of time and money to find that out!
So I'm back to looking at push notifications. Everything I can find seems to just send the same alert to everyone at once, but that's not what I need. I just need the user to get a notification when he gets a message.
Any thoughts or suggestions? I can do it in Perl, PHP, or jQuery, but I'm on a semi-managed server so I'm open to installing anything.