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I am creating a web application that will be essentially used as a project launchpad within our organization. I have it set up to use the Trello API as a way to keep track of what is going on within the launchpad (i.e. sent to testing, launched, etc.).

I've noticed that when I include an @username mention in a post to the card via the API that it actually does not trigger a notification for the user. I've looked through the API documentation, and I have been unable to find anything that would allow me to manually send a notification to a user of the board.

Any ideas on how to make this work?

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Here's how you enable desktop notifications:

  • Go to a board
  • Scroll to the bottom of the "Activity" widget (lower right)
  • Click "Allow Notifications"

This setting is browser-specific (you'll probably require to re-enable it if you use a different computer), and only works in Chrome.

If you don't see that link, check the Notifications section of chrome://settings/content to see see what your notifications settings are (they may be set to "Do not allow"), and chrome://settings/contentExceptions#notifications to see which sites you're currently allowing/preventing notifications on.

You'll only get notifications when someone @mentions you in a comment (e.g. when someone says "Hey @Dude, isn't it exciting?")

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I'm sorry, but unfortunately this doesn't really answer the question. I'm not asking about desktop notifications at all. I am having trouble with using the API to cause notifications to appear in the user's notification dropdown button in the top right hand corner. This will allow the Trello system to send an email or any other settings the user has set up for when they are mentioned in a post. – claydiffrient Jul 23 '12 at 15:01

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