Notification system

In information technology, a notification system is a combination of software and hardware that provides a means of delivering a message to a set of recipients.[1] It commonly shows activity related to an account.[2] Such systems constitute an important aspect of modern Web applications.[3]

For example, a notification system can send an e-mail announcing when a computer network will be down for a scheduled maintenance.

The complexity of the notification system may vary. Complicated notification systems are used by businesses to reach critical employees.[1] Emergency notification systems may take advantage of modern information technologies. Governments use them to inform people of upcoming danger.[1]

In mobile phones and smartphones, dedicated hardware such as a notification LED is sometimes included to deliver messages or notify users.


  1. ^ a b c "What Is a Notification System?". wiseGEEK. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  2. ^ "Tutorial: building a notification feed". Stream Framework (previously Feedly). Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  3. ^ PHILIP BROWN (2015-01-19). "Modelling a Notification System in PHP". Archived from the original on 2015-01-19. Retrieved 2016-02-24.

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