Apple Now Testing High-Volume iPhone Push Notifications With AIM

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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.
    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
     
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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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    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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    exciting to see that Push is finally a reality
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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
     
  15. Luigi193 macrumors newbie

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    =(

    I didn't get an invite either, and I'm a registered dev... That's sad!
     
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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.
     
  17. dvkid macrumors regular

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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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    +2 :mad: and I really want to test out push notification with an IM app
     
  19. dominoharvey macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  20. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    I'm very happy with Apple's approach the summer release this time around...
     
  21. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    You didn't type "{code redacted}" did you? Just asking.
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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