1. suitebliss's Avatar
    Can someone please explain Push Notifications to me? I thought its purpose was to give you alerts when you get some type of updates, but I find that this doesn't work all the time so I'm assuming this is not it.

    Can someone please enlighten me?
    04-29-2010 07:21 PM
  2. Jellotime91's Avatar
    the purpose of Push Notifications is to notify you of events when an application is not open.

    Some applications have trouble making it work properly because they have to manage their own servers for notifications, Apple doesn't host it.
    04-29-2010 07:26 PM
  3. suitebliss's Avatar
    the purpose of Push Notifications is to notify you of events when an application is not open.

    Some applications have trouble making it work properly because they have to manage their own servers for notifications, Apple doesn't host it.
    Ok, thanks.
    04-29-2010 08:05 PM
  4. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    Never figured out why the App Store does not use push notification, the only answer I could think of is 80 million devices would be a huge server load for Apple
    04-29-2010 09:27 PM
  5. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Never figured out why the App Store does not use push notification, the only answer I could think of is 80 million devices would be a huge server load for Apple
    Yeah, that and app updates aren't something you need to know immediately the second they are released.
    04-29-2010 09:42 PM
  6. JustinHorn's Avatar
    I think app updates do push to your phone, but it's only a badge notification, not a sound or popup.
    04-29-2010 11:36 PM
  7. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I think app updates do push to your phone, but it's only a badge notification, not a sound or popup.
    It's not live. It's a routine check much like mail would do. I think it checks once a day though, because I often open up the App Store to find that the badge that said "1" was incorrect, and there are actually 3 or 4 updates. It's been this way since the 3G though I think. Whatever they're doing it's been the same since before push notifications existed.

    theipadvaso

    Not really, Push Notifications refers to much more than just email, and in the case of the iPhone, email is probably the least common use of Push notifications, because most users don't know how to setup their gmail addresses for push.
    04-29-2010 11:45 PM
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