Number of Push-enabled apps and the iPhone performance?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by daihard, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. daihard macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    #1
    Hi.

    I am wondering whether or not the performance of the iPhone will decrease as you keep adding applications that use the Push notifications? I currently have only two push-enabled apps on my 3GS, but there are a few that I'd love to add. At the same time, I don't want to slow down the OS performance.

    Any feedback would be appreciated.

    TIA!
     
  2. MadGoat macrumors 65816

    MadGoat

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    you could have 100 push enabled apps and receive 100 messages total, or 1 push app and receive 100 messages total, you will see the same performance.

    It just depends on how many times you get buzzed, the apps themselves don't keep a connection to the server and aren't polling it constantly.

    there's one connection from the iPhone OS to a central server which takes care of doing all the polling and work behind the scenes.
     
  3. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Slight correction: the Apple push servers don't poll. They're passive.

    The external application servers have to send notifications to the Apple servers, for Apple to forward to your phone.
     
  4. daihard thread starter macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    Thanks, MadGoat and kdarling.

    That's great news. I won't have to worry about slowing down my iPhone by adding more push-enabled apps. :)
     

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