Google’s made a massive leap forward in cross-platform messaging at Google I/O that will now allow notifications to be sent to iOS devices as well as Android.

Google’s Cloud Messaging is no longer just for Android devices or your web browser since notifications can be also sent to any iOS device.

The update to the service also introduces topics that can restrict notifications to things that you care about rather than everything. For example, a news app can be restricted to sending just notifications about the world of tech.

Whilst the feature will have to be coded into each and every app to take advantage of it, the enhancements made to Google’s Cloud Messaging is a massive leap in the right direction.

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