Push - not on WiFi?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NewGenAdam, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. NewGenAdam macrumors 6502

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    So Scott in the presentation said push is "optimised for mobile networks" where there is a constant device connection, but should Push also function properly over WiFi alone?

    If not, 3.0 seems somewhat flawed.

    Also, how good are normal push times? Because for IM, it must be fast!
     
  2. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Do you mean if you are in a place with no cell reception, but wifi reception? Or on a Touch?

    Is that what you mean?
     
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    I think there is a reasonable time for IM on mobile devices. I have no high expectations for this. When I'm on the road and out in the field, being able to have a conversation at a similar pace to desktop IM will b good enough.
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    +100
     
  6. NewGenAdam thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just wifi, so touch or offline. Would it function in the same way?
     
  7. Cander macrumors 6502

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    Definitions of Optimize
    1. to make as effective, perfect, or useful as possible.
    2. to make the best of.
    3. Computers. to write or rewrite (the instructions in a program) so as to maximize efficiency and speed in retrieval, storage, or execution.
    4. Mathematics. to determine the maximum or minimum values of (a specified function that is subject to certain constraints).


    No where does it say or imply 'can only be used on...'
     
  8. steviem macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, think optimized as the amount of data they will use is as minimal as possible.
     
  9. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    They could have written it to work great over a faster WiFi connection and had it suck over a slower mobile connection.

    I would not read into "we optimized it to work really good over a slower mobile connection" to be "it doesn't work over a fast WiFi connection".
     
  10. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    I think this is a pretty valid question though.

    To be honest, I got the impression that the APN Service uses the same sort of tech as SMS. I really got no idea though.
     
  11. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Isn't this like saying "IKEA furniture is packaged smaller so it can fit into small cars. But I use a large furniture truck. Can I put IKEA boxes into my truck? They didn't say!"

    Seems like an odd question, is all. I think it's safe to say that it will work anywhere.
     
  12. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    haha, fair enough.

    I guess maybe since the dialog box looks so much like the sms dialog box, it's easy to think it may rely on the same 'network push' tech.

    But you're right, that doesn't make too much sense.
     

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