Website data to iOS and Android?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by pctechtv, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. pctechtv macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2013
    I am looking for a helpful start (key words or even phrases) to begin understanding what it takes for a web site to give auto notification to an app on iOS and Android. I hope that wording is understandable, but in short how can things that happen on my website be automated to send the data as information to phones apps. Is this handled via web services? The way I was imagining it was like a site that a user (contributor) interacts with to let you know some feedback from another contributor is needed. The user (contributor) would then interact with the site and a phone application would instantly notify the other contributor. I was thinking this could be instant (as fast as servers can work). Simply from something like a click. I understand push notification and polling (what they are) but besides that is there a way a website can send data to an app on iOS or Android. Thanks
  2. espacepub macrumors newbie


    Jun 18, 2015
    At the base TCP layer you need to keep a socket/connection open if you want to receive "instantaneous" notifications.

    You can implement it from scratch yourself, or use something like (Frozen Mountain's) WebSync. They support just about any client OS including iOS, Android and Mac...

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