Any word on Apple's Push Notifications?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ljump12, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. ljump12 macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2006
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Nope. It can't really be that important, anyway, if Steve doesn't need it. :p
  3. ljump12 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2006
    They are really important IMO. Apps like Twitter, and IM will be muuuuch better after it.
  4. svndmvn Guest

    Nov 6, 2007
    battery life not so much though.
  5. Manic Mouse macrumors 6502a

    Manic Mouse

    Jul 12, 2006
    Battery life will be no different than it currently is with Push enabled.
  6. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    Yeah, I would think battery life wouldn't be affected since the iPhone will not have to be constantly fetching for data. Instead, it just has to be receptive to incoming data (sounds kinda passive) and energy will only be used when new data is pushed in.
  7. MikePA macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2008
    I believe Apple has a target goal, which is confidential, of how many different threads are started on this topic. So, keep starting new threads asking the same question. You never know which one will trigger it being announced.
  8. ljump12 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2006
    Thanks smart-ass
  9. TheZimm macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    yeah. I think its kinda like the xbox 360. Its not on when its turned off but it has to still be able to recieve incoming signals from controllers so that it can turn on, right?

  10. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008
    I read the release notes and never saw anything about badges/push notification being added yet. But I have two apps, both use it. Rolando and animoto to be exact. Rolando I'm pretty sure doesn't do anything on the internet, it's simply a badge that's posted when you close the app. But animoto's whole app is simply an interface to their web service, all the work is done there. So that leads me to believe they're using push notification for their badge.
  11. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    Badges have been available all along.

    I haven't used animoto, but the question is do badges ever appear spontaneously without having just run the app? I'm guessing the answer is no, which means it does not use Apple's push notification service.
  12. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008
    first, get animoto. It's an awesome free app, and alot of fun.

    I can't remember if it's ever "spontaneously" updated the badge. Right now my touch is dead so I can't test. But thinking about it more, I don't think it actually does. I don't know.
  13. notintheleast macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2008
    +1 Good one!
  14. jarofclay73 macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  15. Rayfire macrumors 68030


    Aug 25, 2008
    Haha, that's a good one.

    With regards to the Push feature, I'd love to see it soon but only one can hope.
  16. alchemistmuffin macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2007
    lt's delayed for one full year

    Here's a problem....

    Apple wants to avoid another iPocalypse when they release Push Notification feature to the iPhone and iPod touch. So, they are taking one step at a time, and beside, Apple already use push notification on the App Store update on the iPhone and iPod touch.

    So, my guess, we have to wait till WWDC 2009 this summer.
  17. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    That is true. The App Store App uses "push" technology (Apple's App Store remote server telling the App Store app there is an update available), but it also runs in the background. That is, you do not need to have the app opened up to get the badge put on the icon.

    I think some people are getting "Push" mixed up with a badge showing up (not you alchemistmuffin). For example, I have a GTD app that puts badges on the icon when things are due (only when you actively open-up the app). This is not due to Push. Nothing is being "pushed" from a remote server to this app. The app is just telling itself that there is something due, so to put a badge on the icon. Background notification would be if this badge showed up all by itself without actually having to open the app.
  18. slapppy macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2008
    There won't be PUSH till a new calculator app is done. :)
  19. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    They should have just shut up about it and never mentioned it. Now they just ignore it...not very smart.

    Push would murder battery life probably.
  20. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    Does the App Store actually display badges without the user having to first open the app? I have always thought they only appear after you open the app and it has a chance to figure out how many updates are available. In that case, it would not be using a push service.
  21. Pring macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2003
    You're correct, it doesn't use any push service.
  22. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    It is annoying that they touted this as a big deal in the address and since then have not said a single word about it even though it is long past due.

    Beejive with push MobileMe is decent enough, but having a real push for im clients and other programs will be very useful, and the sooner the better.

    I guess Apple is afraid to part with a tiny slice of the hundreds of millions they are making on the App store to support it. :)
  23. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    I'm hoping Macworld it'll be revealed. We could really use that right about now, at the highlight of the AppStore's success.
  24. macfan881 macrumors 68020

    Feb 22, 2006
    yeah with the billions of Fart apps being downloaded :rolleyes:
  25. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Like the below person said. It's nice to have beejive push to an email address, but this would also be great for other programs. I almost paid for mobileme when my trial was up but the only reason I wanted was the email push feature.

    For now I just use yahoo push which works when 74% of time.

    I guess it'll come in firmware 10.6

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