Using push notifications with stock calendar.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ozzyman500, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
    How do you use push notifications with the stock calendar the iPhone comes with? I tried out Pocket Informant but I'm not really digging it. Any tips on how to do this? Thanks.
  2. IronLogik macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2009
    People seem to misunderstand what Push Notifications are

    They're pushed from a server. In other words, data is stored on a server and the server goes "hey look, we need to send this to the phone."

    Normal apps cannot "push" to themselves. The notification has to come from somewhere.

    What you can do with the calendar app is setup reminders/alarms for each event. Have it set to display an alarm 5-10 minutes before an event. That's about as good as you're going to get. And that will only show you a dialog that you can see, and an alarm sound (should you set one). It won't display a badge on the calendar icon.
  3. ozzyman500 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
    Do you have to have MobileMe in order to use them?
  4. coolings macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2009
    Pensacola, FL
    No you do not need mobile me to use alarms for scheduled events. You can use the apple calendar app as a standalone (not synced). You can also setup google calendar to sync via exchange. Google calendar lets you have alarms in the phone. You can also have text messages and emails to alarm you as well.

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