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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

With the release of iPhone 3.0, one of the big features anticipated was "Push Notifications". This system allows applications to send you notices even when they are not the currently running application. A running list of app updates can be scanned at AppShopper, but here are a list of apps we've found that support Push Notifications now. We haven't tried them all so can't specifically endorse them, but many are free to try:

- AreMySitesUp (Free) - This version enables Push Notifications on site checks, so you can find out about your server status even faster!
- Tap Tap Revenge (Free) - Support for Push Notifications on iPhone OS 3! Tap Tap's icon on the Springboard will be badged with an unread count for new feed items. SMS-style alerts will arrive when you're challenged to a game by your friends.
- Star Defense ($5.99) - Send your friends direct challenges via push notifications.
- Pollen (Push) (Free) - Pollen is your simple guide to the pollen levels in your area of the United Kingdom with added Map View and Push Notifications
- Weather Alert ($0.99) - True Apple push notifications
- AP Mobile (Free) - Get breaking news alerts even when AP Mobile is not open.
- Leaf Trombone ($0.99) - notifications on all pending performances and judging.
- E*Trade Mobile Pro (Free) - Enable push notifications for stock alerts and account alerts from the Mobile Pro settings page
- Hey Where Are You (Free) - HeyWAY uses Apple's brand new Push Notification Service, your alerts are delivered even when the application is not running.
- Textfree Unlimited ($5.99) - On iPhone OS 3.0, you can get notified of texts even when you’re not in the app.

We're still waiting on the first instant messaging app to support Push. None of the major ones have been updated, though future support for Push has been announced for several.

Article Link: Early iPhone 3.0-Enabled Push Notification Apps


macrumors 603
Sep 19, 2003
Canada, eh?
I hope they have an opt-out mechanism for game invitations, or I know I'd be deluged with challenge requests and stuff.

My Facebook "notifications" go wild with game requests, "What's your stripper name?" requests, and other crap like that.


macrumors 6502
Sep 14, 2007
anyone know the deal with the espn app they demoed in march. that app had push ability. where is it?


macrumors 6502a
Dec 28, 2003
Could one of the two and a half persons reviewing apps in Cupertino please press the release button on the new BeeJive?


macrumors member
Jul 12, 2008
not yet

IM+ is the first IM App with support for Push Notifications... and they did a price drop it was at 9.99 now stands at 5.99! :D

not yet mate... its needs an update to support push.

HOWEVER... theres this new push-promising "truphone OS 3.0" app which seems to be different from the normal "truphone for iPhone" and "truphone for iPod touch". I cant try it cos it doesn't work on my 2nd gen iPod touch.. maybe someone else can confirm that it works?


macrumors 6502a
Sep 25, 2008

Just got an email response from Beejive. They said they submitted the new version over a week ago and we should have it by the end of this week!


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macrumors 68030
Mar 5, 2009
I have been running 3.0 for about a month now and its really quite a step up.

I have also been using Beejive for months and loved its built in push. It will be nice to see things such as the Facebook App or ESPN have push updates!


macrumors newbie
Dec 31, 2008
now, if only gmail could support push too...

I'm I the only one that still can't Yahoo! mail to push my e-mail?? It sits on the mail server, and will download and ding when I click into the Mail application. Otherwise, it randomly downloads mail occasionally, but definitely not instant Push. It's my only major disappointment with the iPhone.


macrumors member
Feb 5, 2008
Ticino, Switzerland
Still waiting for TomTom...

maybe they'll send me a push notification when it is available? Push seems to be one of the things I'll use less in my iPhone (3G)


macrumors member
Jan 18, 2009
Would love to see Twitterfon and USA Today apps updated with push... Facebook would also be nice, but I doubt we'll see that right out of the gate.


macrumors god
Staff member
Apr 9, 2001
Am I the only one worried about an app abusing this? for like popup ads and such.

you can individually turn off push notifications. You can only be abused if you specifically allow it.



macrumors regular
May 17, 2006
Beejive already posted that they have an update under review as well so that probably means push is coming!
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