App Store Push

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Zymosis, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Zymosis macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2008
    Why does the app store application not support push notifications to show me when there is an update for a piece of software I am running? Seems like this would be an easy and useful way to demonstrate the push feature.
  2. doctabu macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2006
    Imagine having 100 apps installed.
  3. oneschance macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    ann arbor mi

    and imagine 100 emails not checked. it's only a badge number. and it could probably be disabled.

    i would like app updates pushed as a bonus. but i wouldn't care for the extra battery usage.
  4. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Even with 100 apps I think it would be cool. The probability of the 100 apps you have installed all having updates at the same timeframe is very low.
  5. Branskins macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2008
    I don't understand why they can't just push a badge. I don't even need a notification! I just want the badge number telling me I have an update!
  6. Clete2 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    It would work like so:

    Whenever you install/delete an app on your phone, that information is sent to Apple and paired with your UDID. That way, Apple knows what apps you have installed and what version they are. When a new version comes out, a badge change is made on the App Store icon.

    It's no more battery-intensive than any other push notifications are. Of course, it adds server-side load. Apple would have to make a new server in order to handle that load. Worth the cost? Probably not, considering Apple is not adding push notifications to the App Store as of yet.
  7. losx12 macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2006
    Doesn't it already do this. It's not as fast as Push with an app like AIM but it already shows me a badge with the number of apps available for updates without having to open the App store.
  8. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Not me. I wish though. I hate checking all the time. lol.
  9. Maverickster macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2009
    Yeah, mine does this as well.

  10. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

    Unspoken Demise

    Apr 16, 2009
  11. iKieran macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2009
    Yeah mine does too, like this:

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  12. xsecretfiles macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2008
    If I remember correctly in previous OS version mine used to update the # as soon as an update came by.....but now on my 3gS the number only gets updated every time I open the app :(
  13. Marcus263 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2009
    The badge number doesn't appear automatically, you have to go into the App Store for it to do a check...
  14. Zymosis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2008
    Yeah all I want is a badge! :)

    It only shows a badge AFTER you have entered the store.
  15. yalag macrumors 65816

    Nov 18, 2007
    it already does this, your appstore icon should show you the badge. Maybe a restore will fix it for ya

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