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  • First Push Notification app from Apple! Push Notification Menu enabled!
    Developers received an email from Apple inviting me to try out the first push notification application this afternoon as reported by sayam.
    As a developer actively working with iPhone OS 3.0 beta, we would like your help in testing the Apple Push Notification service. We have selected a pre-release version of the Associated Press app for iPhone OS 3.0 to create a high-volume test environment for our servers.
    The Associated Press app is very well done and the push notification is very good addition to the news alert app. When you first launch the app it give you a setup menu and a pop up, requesting permissions to use push notifications appears.




    After the installation of the A/P app, we finally see the notifications tab enabled in the settings app.



    Push Notification is here!

    Enjoy!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: First Push Notification app from Apple! Push Notification Menu enabled! started by StealthBravo View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Quote Originally Posted by btung View Post
      i like BenzoHartt's penguin picture at the bottom. isn't that from madagascar?
      Yeah.... The Skipper is my profile pic. I like to do something different ever so often. :-)
    1. shabz_de_don's Avatar
      shabz_de_don -
      sounds good... cant wait... !!!
    1. silent's Avatar
      silent -
      is this a new version of the AP News app? Oo
    1. yanki99's Avatar
      yanki99 -
      I really wonder how apple to resolve the battery life issue for so many push enabled programs. How can you put those battery hungary applications into such battery handicap iphone? may be Viagra will make it up and running..... hopefully
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Quote Originally Posted by yanki99 View Post
      I really wonder how apple to resolve the battery life issue for so many push enabled programs. How can you put those battery hungary applications into such battery handicap iphone? may be Viagra will make it up and running..... hopefully

      With the Push, the notifications are sent from external servers for the Apps, so that the programs don't have to run continuously. So you're getting usage as needed! we should notice minimal change in battery life unless we've got the vibration setting on.lol
    1. ares07's Avatar
      ares07 -
      I love the iphone, but im not blind to its obvious flaws...

      The notification is outdated and retarded, and anyone with a functioning brain can see that. Unless their love to apple as reach grounds of pathology.
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Quote Originally Posted by ares07 View Post
      I love the iphone, but im not blind to its obvious flaws...

      The notification is outdated and retarded, and anyone with a functioning brain can see that. Unless their love to apple as reach grounds of pathology.
      dude... i totally agree with you.lol

      We have to jailbreak and use Taskbar Notifier (status Notifier)to get a visual notification about mail while using any of the other Apps. That should've been on the very 1st firmware in my opinion. :-(

      I'm just keeping my fingers crossed for better, and waiting for the firmware AND the jailbreak. No one ever gets it exactly right, right???.lol
    1. keda51's Avatar
      keda51 -
      Exciting discovery!
    1. Gamunda's Avatar
      Gamunda -
      I for one am excited about the possibilities of the push feature. I can't wait until June....
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      I think a lot of people are misjudging just how few apps are actually going to be running notifications. Remember, each app needs to handle and have their own servers for the notifications which then get sent through Apple to your phone. Considering the market and user base most apps have, this is going to be a very expensive investment for some people.

      Aside from things like IM (like beejive which already support 24/7 connections) and News, I can only see a select few apps really taking advantage of push in any meaningful way.
    1. gggguest's Avatar
      gggguest -
      Has anyone figured out how to get it for us non-paying developers?

      And how do you get USB tethering working properly? I can get Bluetooth to work, but not USB, so for the time being, I've been using PdaNet.
    1. ares07's Avatar
      ares07 -
      I can only see a select few apps really taking advantage of push in any meaningful way.
      youre not seeing it as you should then:

      Todo apps or any other app that untill now had not any way to send alerts to the user, when the app is not running.

      Games with online multiplayer - livefire is good example.

      Adding this kind of apps with social apps, IM, and news apps, you have a BIG spectrum of potential stuff coming out.
    1. neezy's Avatar
      neezy -
      The only "pop-up" i want is the little icon on the top of the screen while locked...
    1. boe_dye's Avatar
      boe_dye -
      im going to sound like a complete idiot probably but here goes...

      i've got the GM from Stealthbravo's site, and in searching for the notifications tab, I am Sans Notification Tab!

      Is there something that I am doing wrong, or is it simply something that I am not aware of?

      Some type of activation, or perhaps something not featured on the GM?

      Any insight on the matter would be greatly appreciated, considering that the actual official F/W comes out in a day or so it is kinda a moot point, however i am curious why I'm not seeing it.