Proof that push may be on it's way soon, or just a mistake?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by the1payday, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. the1payday macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2007
    Amarillo, TX
    Merry Christmas! Something I've noticed of interest tonight regarding the FaceBook app on iPhone: I just logged on Facebook and saw that I had an unread message in my inbox. Instead of checking it, for whatever reason I went back to my iPhone's home screen instead. To my surprise I found a nice red badge on my facebook app with a "1" inside, just like missed calls or text messages would show. Does this mean Push is possibly being tested on certain apps or is it just a mistake? For what its worth, the red badge doesn't show up unless you first get on the application and then go back to the home screen from there. Has anyone else experienced this? Thoughts?
  2. TheMBC macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2008
    Well before the update (read: Facebook 2.0 app), this used to happen. I thought they ended the feature but apparently it's just my phone, I guess :(
  3. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    It's because you logged in to the app in the first place. After you read the message and tap back to the home screen, the badge will disappear. Unless you run facebook app, you won't get the badge notice automatically.
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    +1 ^^^ I noticed that as well, since it would appear that I'm logged-in to FB 24/7 on my iPhone...
  5. deadsouls macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2008
    no thats not proof. thats you not understanding how apps work.
  6. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2008
    Dutchess County New York
  7. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    I'll never understand whybpeople are such a****les on these boards.

    I think the badge signifies that the developers were planning on push being implemented. It doesn't make much sense otherwise. Would there really be much use for a number reminding you of a message after you exited? Maybe. Would the devs put the badge in solely for that purpose? I don't think so.
  8. FireEater macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    I contribute it to their age.

  9. svndmvn Guest

    Nov 6, 2007
    Not really, because the same thing happens with the App store and available updates, Push isn't that and it doesn't necessarily mean Facebook is working on Push on iPhones.
  10. the1payday thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2007
    Amarillo, TX
    There's no need to be an ass; I was simply asking a question. If you don't have anything USEFUL to contribute to a topic, there is really no reason you should feel inclined to respond at all. It helps keep the clutter down. Thanks.
  11. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    Prolly. It make little sense right now that you have to actually open up the program for the badges to appear. Heck, if you are actively opening up a program, then you obviously don't need the badge (unless you open it up and your attention is redirected elsewhere, but still).
  12. Masquerade macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2007
    well once push is done we have to wait more 3 months to use a messenger application.
  13. RL420 macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2008
    i reckon most of the people who are giving attitude are older

    considering most young people ask the most questions :eek:
  14. Vegeta-san macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2006
    I am not gonna fall victim to displaying the same type of arrogance as was shown earlier in this thread, but FireEater, I think you meant to say "I attribute it to their age." Hope you don't take any offense to that bro. Just pointing that out for your general knowledge.

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