One of the most widely used features of the iPhone OS 3.0 is the Push notification. This is features that will enable the iPhone developers to send in their messages directly to a specified device no matter whatever application has been installed. This feature will go well when the platform has a server monitoring system. This is mainly used for getting the news alerts and notifications instantly.
The iPhone application development features this push notification along with the original product. The server alerts will be immediately notified to the iPhone developers directly by triggering the server at the apt time. For messaging to the iPhone it is imperative for the iPhone developers to communicate to the Apple Push Notification Service. This also helps in maintain a connection and thereby reduce the battery use.
First and foremost thing is to get the push certificate. With the help of the SSL certificate connect to the APNS. Then a payload is designed and created for every single message and then the connection to the server is removed. The APNS will generate many device tokens that are used for addressing the message to a specified device. This device token has to be stored in a server and not in the ionone application.
The iPhone developers can also visit the feedback service as and when required. The entire previously generated device token will all be stored at this place. Though they are no longer valid it’s always better to clean upon them by deleting the unwanted device token in order to avoid miscommunication with the wrong server.
Push certificates can be generated by pressing on the App ID at the iPhone Developers Connection Portal. The App Ids has to be created without making use of the wild card. Once the App ID is created then it is necessary to configure the App ID. For this just press on the configure button found next to the App ID that will immediately give out the Push certificate. When the push certificate icon is clicked it will open up a wizard that will take you through the rest of the process. A payload is something that will contain an Alert, Badge and the sound.
Share it Please
MD @ Mobi People INC. Working For Clients for Various types of mobile application / software development. Working from last 10 years in web based software & Moile based application development industry.