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Apple today invited a number of its iPhone OS 3.0 beta users to participate in a second high-volume test of Apple's Push Notifications system. This round of testing will use a developer preview of AOL's AIM instant messaging application and is scheduled to last for one week, leading up to the public launch of iPhone OS 3.0.
As a developer actively working with iPhone OS, we would like your help in a private tes of the Apple Push Notification service. For this test, we have selected AOL's AIM Developer Preview for iPhone OS 3.0 to create a high-volume test environment for our servers.

To participate, we ask that you follow these steps:



1. Download AIM Developer Preview for iPhone OS 3.0 from the iTunes Store via your desktop by entering this unique redemption code in the 'Redeem' section of iTunes, found under the 'Quick Links' section:



{code redacted}



Note: the functionality of the application will expire in seven days.

2. Install the application on a development device running iPhone OS 3.0 GM Seed by synching it to iTunes. This application can only be installed on devices running iPhone OS 3.0 GM Seed.



3. Launch the application and accept to receive Push Notifications when prompted. You can log in with any existing AOL, AIM, .mac or MobileMe account.

4. If you do not receive notifications from the app within 48 hours after installation, let us know.
Apple previously tested its Push Notifications system using a developer version of AP News.

Push Notifications will be deployed as part of iPhone OS 3.0 next week and serve as a substitute to allowing applications to run in the background on the iPhone, which Apple has determined would consume too much battery power to be practical. Push Notifications utilize external servers to alert users of updates, status changes, and other information for applications that are not currently running.

Article Link: Apple Now Testing High-Volume iPhone Push Notifications With AIM
 

gibbz

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Old thread can be deleted, but here are pics:

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trainguy77

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I am glad they are do a couple tests of this. They may run another one next week.
 
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redrox5

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This is working great for me. I really hope everything goes as smoothly as it should next Wednesday. I fear, however that not all the apps will be updated properly and whatnot...
 
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trainguy77

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Nov 13, 2003
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So if you disable push for an application does that mean you will appear offline in AIM for example? Or do they have a logout button?
 
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Peel

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Let's hope the launch of push notification to the masses goes smoother than the launch of mobile me did. Looks like Apple has learned their lesson and is doing proper testing this time they launch a server intensive service.
 
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Saladinos

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You can enter the code on a iPhone running the 3.0 GM seed to download the App.

EDIT: No you can't. It downloads but quits at the end of installing saying you need to connect to a PC. Bugger.
 
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Frisco

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Apple is finally living up to their expectations thanks to their competitors, but makes me happy none the less.

Palm go to rest!
 
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pbkiller

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I cant wait for Push notifications! Finally after so long, but Apple really needs to figure out a way for letting us know WITHOUT the annoying popup badge! I know it has the little number icon, i know it has the sound, but still is not good enough. The part where the time and the 3G signal service is always empty, Apple can use that! Sorry for the rant!!:D
 
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Santa Rosa

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I dont think that this testing is really as representative of what it will be like when 3.0 goes live to the public. Hence I can see the first few days / weeks being a bit rough until everything settles down.

Hope I'm wrong and it goes brilliant but thats my gut feeling.
 
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dvkid

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Feb 18, 2006
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Makes sense

They start with AP: One message going to a lot of people.

And move to AIM: Lots of unique messages going to individuals.

Should be great when its all ready.
 
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dominoharvey

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not working

when i enter the code {code redacted} iTunes says "The code you entered is not recognized as a valid code." Am I doing something wrong?
 
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Mjmar

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I'm very happy with Apple's approach the summer release this time around...
 
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Bevz

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I'm a registered dev too, but I didn't actively take part in the AP testing, perhaps apple are only selecting devs who helped out with the AP testing? Just a thought. Be a shame though as I'd love to test this. I have 2 iPhones, both running OS3 so I recon I could test it pretty well! ;) fingers crossed they're just slow sending out the emails ;)
 
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Max E Verde

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I'm a registered dev too, but I didn't actively take part in the AP testing, perhaps apple are only selecting devs who helped out with the AP testing? Just a thought. Be a shame though as I'd love to test this. I have 2 iPhones, both running OS3 so I recon I could test it pretty well! ;) fingers crossed they're just slow sending out the emails ;)

I tested out the AP push notification, and did not receive an email to test this out yet. I am hoping they are just slowly sending out the emails too. I would think Apple wants to stress test the push notification system as much as possible
 
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vega07

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Aug 7, 2006
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does push dramatically reduce battery life? just like push yahoo mail?

when I enable yahoo push, I notice a significant decrease in battery life.
 
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cocky jeremy

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Apple is finally living up to their expectations thanks to their competitors, but makes me happy none the less.

Palm go to rest!

Palm is screwed. I don't know about you, but I've heard next to nothing about the Pre since the day they announced an official launch date. Oh well.. lol. :p
 
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