Web application messaging
Posted on 2013-01-28
Please see details below -
We have a web based module that will allow the master admin to send a one-way chat to users. Users will be able to see the chat/messages in a web based browser window that will pop-up whenever a new message is sent.
The window will display the posts from the most recent at the top to the older ones on the bottom. Messages will only appear in the chat window for 24 hours, messages older than this will not be seen.
The page will auto refresh every 2 minutes or so to get the most recent updates/messages.
If a new message is posted, a sound will go on and the window will pop up to the front of the user’s desktop. If an attachment is uploaded by the admin, a hyperlink will be displayed for the user to download it.
We would like to know if the following are possible with a web application -
a) In a minimized state, can the web browser window be made to pop-up when a new message is received by the user (logged in)?
b) For users who do not have speakers or sound turned on, Can any kind of special visual effects be made like flashing the window header bar, title etc to notify them that a new meesage has come?
c) Is there a solution available which will play sound in Firefox browser (we have tried the audio tag in HTML 5 which works only in Chrome and IE9)?
If any of these are possible, immediate responses would be appreciated.