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How To Create Web Push Notification Using Laravel And Pusher

How To Create Web Push Notification Using Laravel And Pusher

When We are building a web Application. In web Application’s Notifications play a very important role. Every Web app want a quick notification, whenever any event is fired. For Example On facebook or Instagram, User will be notified when someone likes or comment on your post . We will impliment this feature in this tutorial by web notification system using Laravel and Pusher.

What we are building today

In this tutorial , we will see a small demonstrate that how we can show realtime notification using laravel and Pusher. It would be similar to facebook notification. Here is a preview of what we would be building.


Setting pusher app details

Create a Pusher account, if you have already an account , then set up your application as seen in the screenshot below.

Setting up Our Laravel application

You can create a new Laravel application by running the command below in your terminal or you can choose any other method depends on you:

After setting laravel project, we need to install Pusher package or sdk in our laravel project. We can install this using composer:

After installing Pusher SDk, we need to configure our laravel application to use the pusher as the its broadcast driver.To do this, we need to make changes in our .env file. This file is available at the root of the laravel installation directory. Update the following details as given below:

Enable The Broadcasting service

Open config/app.php and uncomment the App\Providers\BroadcastServiceProvider::class

Creating our Laravel and Pusher application

Now We are done with the laravel and pusher configuration, Let’s create our application. First we would create and Event class that would broadcast to pusher from pur application. Event can be fired from anywher in our application.

This will create a new StatusLiked class in the app/Events directory. Open the contents of the file and update to the following below:

Above, we have implemented the ShouldBroadcast interface and this tells Laravel that this event should be broadcasted using whatever driver we have set in the configuration file.

We also have a constructor that accepts two parameters, username and verb. We will get back to this later on. We assigned these variables to class properties named the same way. It is important to set the visibility of the properties to public; if you don’t, the property will be ignored.

Lastly, we set the channel name to broadcast on.

Creating the application views

We will keep it simple and create a single view where you can see a navigation bar with a notification icon. The icon will be updated when new notifications are available without the need to refresh the page. The notifications are ephemeral in this tutorial by design; you can extend the functionality and make it last longer after the page reloads if you so desire.

Open the welcome.blade.php file and replace it with the HTML below.

his is mostly a lot of Bootstrap noise so we will isolate the important parts, mostly Javascript. We include the Pusher javascript library, and then we added the javascript block that does the magic. Let us look at some snippets of the javascript block:

The code above just initializes the Pusher JS library and subscribes to a channel. It then sets a callback to call when the event broadcasted is received on that channel.

Testing our set up

Finally to test our set up, we will create a route that manually calls the event. If everything works as expected, we will get a new notification anytime we hit the route. Let’s add the new route:

Now we can start a PHP server using Laravel so we can test our code to see if it works.


In this article we have been able to leverage the power of Pusher to create a modern web notifications system and it was very easy. This is just scratching the surface of what can be really done using Pusher. The example was just to show you the possibilities.

You can get the full source code from Github.

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Abhi Singh16 Posts

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