Thursday, February 08, 2024

Web Notifications and Apple iOS

If you're experiencing difficulty enabling JustSnipe Web Notifications, it may be due to the iOS version on your Apple device. For optimal performance and access to real-time auction updates, your device needs to be running iOS version 16.4 or later.



iOS Compatibility Requirements

For Web Notifications to function seamlessly on your Apple device, it needs to be updated to iOS version 16.4 or later. This update ensures your device can support the necessary technology to receive real-time notifications from JustSnipe, keeping you ahead in the auction game. 

How to Update Your iOS Device:

  1. Backup Your Device:
    Before updating, it's a good practice to backup your device using iCloud or your computer to protect your personal data. 
  2. Update Wirelessly: 
    • Go to Settings > General > Software Update. 
    • If an update is available, tap Download and Install. 
    • Enter your passcode if prompted, and agree to the terms to proceed with the installation. 
  3.  After Updating: 
    • Once your device is updated, visit JustSnipe again and enable Web Notifications. 
    • You may need to give your browser permission to send notifications. Look out for a prompt and select 'Allow'. 


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Maximum Number of Devices

Managing your auctions efficiently means having access to JustSnipe Web Notifications wherever you are. The number of devices you can receive notifications on depends on your JustSnipe membership plan. 



Device Limits by Plan 

  • Free Plan: 
    As a valued member of our Free Plan, you can receive notifications on 1 device. This allows you to stay updated on your key auction activities while exploring the capabilities of JustSnipe.

  • Value Plan:
    Upgrading to our Value Plan expands your reach. You can connect up to 3 devices, ensuring you stay informed whether you're on your phone, tablet, or desktop. 

For more information about our products, please visit JustSnipe product page.


Need More Devices? 

If you're currently on the Free Plan and find yourself needing JustSnipe notifications on more devices, it's easy to upgrade. Just follow the link below to explore our Value Plan and enjoy the benefits of an expanded device network. 

Staying in Sync Across Devices

With JustSnipe, managing your auction strategy across multiple devices has never been easier. Whether you're at home, at work, or on the move, we've got you covered. Upgrade your plan today and take your auction experience to the next level!

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Browser Notification is Blocked

If you receive a message showing that Web Notifications are currently blocked in your browser. Without these notifications, you might miss out on crucial updates that could affect your auction strategies and outcomes.


Why Are Notifications Blocked?

Notifications can be blocked due to browser settings either set by you or by default. This might result in: 

  • Missing timely alerts when your snipe amount is lower than the current auction price. 
  • Losing out on opportunities to adjust your bids and secure your desired items.

How to Unblock Notifications

Unblocking JustSnipe Web Notifications is straightforward. Here's how you can enable them in various browsers:


  1. Click on the view site information icon in the address bar. 
  2. Find the 'Notifications' setting and toggle to 'Allow'. Then reload the page.


  1. Click on the lock icon in the address bar. 
  2. Find the 'Notifications' setting and change to 'Allow'. Then reload the page. 



  1. Click on the lock icon in the address bar. 
  2. Find the 'Send notifications' setting and remove 'Blocked'. Then Reload the page. 


Safari on macOS: 

  1. Go to 'Safari' on the menu bar.
  2. Click 'Preferences / Settings'.  
  3. Click on the 'Websites' tab. 
  4. Select 'Notifications' on the sidebar. 
  5. Find JustSnipe and select 'Allow' from the dropdown menu. 



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Need Further Assistance?

If you're still facing issues or using a different browser, our support team is here to help. Ensuring you receive JustSnipe Web Notifications is crucial for a seamless auction experience, and we're committed to helping you every step of the way.



Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Setting Up JustSnipe Notifications on iOS Devices

 To ensure compatibility with Apple's guidelines for receiving web notifications on iOS devices, it's required to add JustSnipe to your home screen as a Progressive Web App (PWA). This step is crucial for enabling the full functionality of web notifications on your device. Follow the provided steps to seamlessly integrate JustSnipe into your iOS home screen and stay updated with real-time auction notifications.

 For detailed instructions, follow the guide below or visit our video tutorial that may offer additional assistance.


Adding JustSnipe as a PWA on Your iOS Device:


1. Open Safari and navigate to the JustSnipe website.  

2. Tap the Share icon at the bottom of the screen. 

3. Scroll down and select "Add to Home Screen".

4. Rename the app if you wish, then tap "Add".


5. Once JustSnipe is added to your home screen, tap the "JustSnipe" icon to open it.

6. This should automatically redirect you back to the setup page to finish your Web Notification setup. To complete the setup and start receiving web push notifications, simply check the designated box in the "Current Device" section.  


7. Tap "Allow" when an iOS prompt appears asking if you would like to receive notifications from us. 


8. You will receive a welcome message from us once everything is successfully set up.

Video Tutorial

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If the JustSnipe app doesn't redirect to the setup page: 

  1. Tap the "SIGN IN" button to log into your JustSnipe account.

  2. Click the gear icon at the top-right of the screen and select "Settings".

  3. Scroll down to find "Web Notification" and tap the "MANAGE" button.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the web notification setup.










Monday, February 05, 2024

Supported Browsers and Devices for JustSnipe Web Notification

Currently, all leading web browsers offer support for web push notifications. This feature extends to browsers on mobile platforms like Android, iPhone, and iPad, enabling them to receive notifications in a manner akin to apps. Below is a list of browsers that are compatible with web push notifications. 

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Supported Browsers and Devices

Browser Windows-PC macOS iPhone/iPad Android
Firefox *** YES YES NO YES
Safari NO YES **
Microsoft Edge YES YES NO YES

Please note that Incognito Mode or Private Browsing Mode do not support Web Notification.

Minimum Support by Browser

Browser Version
Google Chrome 50+
Mozilla Firefox *** 47+
Safari on macOS 16+
Safari on iPhone/iPad 16.4+




( * ) For iPhone and iPad 

Your device needs to be at least iOS version 16.4 and you need to add our website to your Home Screen. You can follow instructions on the setting page or visit the following link for details 

... Read more ... 


( ** ) For macOS 

Your device needs to have at least Safari version 16. If your macOS doesn't support Safari version 16, consider installing Chrome to receive notifications.

... Read more ...  

( *** ) For Firefox 

Often times, the Firefox browser is not a reliable choice for web push notifications. From our testing, we've observed that Firefox tends not to display web notifications if the browser is not actively in use. We do not recommend using Firefox for web notifications. If you choose to do so, please note that you may not receive notifications as expected.

Turning on JustSnipe Notifications keeps you updated with instant alerts on auction prices, especially when they surpass your maximum bid. The setup process can differ based on your device, browser, and operating system.

Choose your device from the list below and follow the specific instructions given in the associated link.


Desktop Devices Mobile Devices
Windows: Instructions iOS (iPhone/iPad): Instructions
Mac: Instructions Android: Instructions



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Friday, February 02, 2024

Solving Non-functioning Notification Banner Issues in Google Chrome PWAs: Your Guide

Some of you may have encountered non-functioning notification banner while using our web application installed as a Progressive Web App (PWA) through Google Chrome. We understand the frustration and inconvenience this may have caused, and we're here to shed some light on the situation and offer guidance. 


Quick Fix:

Try updating your Chrome browser (on Windows) to be at least Version 122.0.6261.112



The Issue: Non-functioning Notification Banner

Some of you may have noticed that when clicking on notifications received from our PWA app installed through Google Chrome, you're not being redirected to the intended URL. This issue arises only when you install our web application as a PWA through Google Chrome. However, rest assured, if you access our application through the browser without installing it as a PWA, everything functions as expected.

What This Means for You:

We recognize that this hiccup may disrupt your workflow and impact your user experience. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We understand the importance of seamless navigation and functionality within our application, and we're working diligently to address this issue

What We're Doing About It:

Our team is actively investigating the root cause of this problem. We're collaborating with Google Chrome's support team to identify a solution and ensure that notifications function as intended for all our users. Your experience is our top priority, and we're committed to resolving this issue promptly.

What You Can Do:

While we address this issue, we recommend the following steps to minimize its impact.

If you prefer using Google Chrome, you can opt-out of using our web application as a Progressive Web App (PWA). Instead, simply access our website through plain Chrome to continue receiving notifications. This bypasses the problem encountered with PWAs in Chrome.

Alternatively, you can utilize Microsoft Edge as your browser of choice. Install our web application through the Edge browser, and you'll find that notifications function seamlessly without any issues. Edge provides a reliable alternative where notifications work as intended.

We're Here for You:

Your satisfaction and trust are paramount to us. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to resolve this issue. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, please don't hesitate to reach out to our support team. We're here to assist you in any way we can.

Thank you for your continued support and for being a valued member of our community.

JustSnipe Support







Saturday, January 20, 2024

Scheduled Maintenance - 26 January 2024 0:00 AM to 3:00 AM

Our servers will undergo maintenance on 26 January 2024 0:00 AM to 3:00 AM (UTC-8). During this time, JustSnipe may experience slow performance or temporary unresponsiveness.

Please note that any active snipes during this period may not be executed, resulting in potential loss of an auction. Some sections of our website may also be unavailable and display error messages.

We apologize for the late notice and appreciate your understanding.


JustSnipe Support




Friday, December 08, 2023

Scheduled Maintenance - 15 December 2023 0:00 AM to 3:00 AM

Important Update: Please note that on 15 December 2023, from 0:00 AM to 3:00 AM (UTC-8), we will be performing maintenance on our servers. During this time, you may experience slower performance on JustSnipe, and it may not respond as promptly as usual.

For those with active snipes during these hours, be aware that there could be delays, possibly impacting your auction activities. Additionally, certain sections of our website may display error messages.

We apologize for the short notice and greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.

JustSnipe Support



Saturday, October 21, 2023

Scheduled Maintenance - 27 October 2023 0:00 AM to 3:00 AM

Quick heads up: we've got some maintenance coming up for our servers on 27 October 2023 0:00 AM to 3:00 AM (UTC-7). JustSnipe might act a bit sluggish during that time, and there's a chance it won't respond as quickly as you're used to.

If you've got snipes in the works during this period, they might hit the snooze button, potentially affecting your auctions. Some parts of our website might also throw some error messages your way.

We know it's a bit last-minute, and we appreciate your understanding.

JustSnipe Support


Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Scheduled Maintenance - 22 September 2023 0:00 AM to 3:00 AM

 We've got some exciting news – it's that time again for a little maintenance magic! 🧙‍♂️ On 22 September 2023, between 12:00 AM and 3:00 AM (UTC-7), our servers are getting a bit of a spruce-up.

Now, don't panic if you notice JustSnipe feeling a tad sluggish or giving you the silent treatment during this brief spa session. It's just our servers enjoying a well-deserved break.

If you're planning to snipe some auctions during this downtime, hang on to your bids for just a bit longer. We've hit the pause button, so those snipes might not get executed as swiftly as usual. But don't worry, your treasure hunt is safe with us.

You might see a few error messages pop up on our site during this time. It's all part of the maintenance party!

We're a bit fashionably late with this announcement, but hey, better late than never, right? We're super thankful for your understanding and support as we keep JustSnipe running like a well-oiled machine.

So, mark your calendars for 22 September 2023, from midnight 'til 3 AM (UTC-7), and be ready for JustSnipe to come back even snappier and more fabulous than ever! 💃🎩💻

Stay snipe-tastic! ✌️ 

JustSnipe Support