The blockchain development platform Tatum has released a new feature that enables developers to implement real-time notifications into web3 apps more easily than ever, the feature is called Notification Station, and it improves upon previous blockchain notification implementations by making alerts available on 10+ blockchains with a single API call. This allows app developers to instantly notify their end-users of any incoming or outgoing transactions of any tokens (cryptocurrency, NFTs, or any other blockchain assets) to/from their wallets.
“In 2022, everyone is used to receiving real-time notifications. Nobody wants to constantly refresh an app to see if a transaction has arrived. But for many blockchains, implementing webhook notifications is extremely difficult for the vast majority of developers. We realized developers needed a simple and easy way to monitor any blockchain address and notify their app’s end-users. With Notification Station, any developer can set up real-time alerts for their app’s users with just a few lines of code on far more blockchains than was ever previously possible,” explains Samuel Sramko, CTO of Tatum.
Bringing web2 UX to web3 apps
Push notifications are so commonplace in almost every modern web2 app that most people consider them the norm. But the nature of decentralized blockchain networks makes it very difficult to implement real-time notifications for on-chain transactions. Until now, webhook notifications have largely only been available for the Ethereum blockchain, with no unified multi-chain notification solution available.
“Apps without notifications feel like a relic of the past, and web3 is supposed to be the technology of the future. Bringing web2 UX to web3 apps is absolutely essential to facilitate blockchain mass adoption. We’ve eliminated all of the common hurdles to implementing notifications into web3 apps so that developers can build cutting-edge apps with cutting-edge user experience,” continues Sramko.
Notification Station is currently available on the following blockchains: Ethereum, Polygon, Celo, Solana, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dogecoin, Klaytn, Tron, and Terra Luna.