Devs begin testing iPhone push notifications in AP News app

By on May 18, 2009 at 7:10 PM.

Devs begin testing iPhone push notifications in AP News app

As Apple fans around the world eagerly await WWDC, a new iPhone model and perhaps most importantly iPhone OS 3.0, developers just got the call they’ve been waiting for. During the course of the next seven days, various devs will be testing iPhone OS push notifications in the upcoming version of the AP News app. As you can see in the screen capture above, each app can have Sounds, Alerts and Badge notifications toggled individually. Want an audio alert for new IM messages but only a badge for new @replies in your favorite Twitter app? No problem. We can’t say we’re overly fond of the notifications menu placement within the settings app as opposed to within each individual app, but at least it’s something. Hit the jump for two more screenshots.

Thanks, Clifton!

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iPhone 2.2.1 to bring push notifcations? Not so much

By on November 30, 2008 at 3:49 PM.

iPhone 2.2.1 to bring push notifcations? Not so much

A developer posted on a Russian iPhone forum yesterday that upon receiving the latest beta iPhone software, version 2.2.1, he discovered the much-awaited presence of push notification support. Woo hoo! He describes OTA syncing of Apple’s notes and calendar apps and the presence of push notifications to indicate that new notes are available. While you may have read this news around the net this morning and gotten pretty excited, anticipating a day when software such as Instant Messengers and social networking apps might actually be useful on the iPhone, we thought it was important to let you know that today is not that day. The site that houses the forum has posted an update to the blog post that brought attention to the push notification claim, and has stated the original posting was indeed a fake. So iPhone owners, don’t do your happy dance just yet. Apple still hasn’t made good on its push notification promise and while it’s certainly possible that the iPhone may get support soon, it’s still looking unlikely for 2.2.1.

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