The Periodic Background Synchronization API

Periodic background synchronization

In background syncing, we register synchronization tasks that trigger the service worker’s sync event whenever we have connectivity again.

Periodic background synchronization refers to getting data regularly from the server (even if the application is closed) to ensure that the application stays up-to-date with the latest information. It’s especially beneficial when the data on the backend changes frequently.

Setting up a periodic background sync task

Let’s follow these steps to implement a periodic background sync task.

Registering the periodic sync task

To register the periodic sync task, we use the register() method of the periodicSync interface available on the registered service worker.

Here is an implementation of this registration process:

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