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Apple Testing Push Notification, Now With AIM!

Posted by Yenova | Friday, June 12, 2009 | | 0 comments »

Apple concluded their first testing of Push Notification not so long ago and has already invited developers to test it once more. The previous test was done with AP Mobile News and lasted for several weeks. This time however, the testing will be done with AOL's AIM instant messaging application and is expected to last for one week.

As a developer actively working with iPhone OS, we would like your help in a private test of the Apple Push Notification service. For this test, we have selected AOL's AIM Developer Preview for iPhone OS 3.0 to create a high-volume test environment for our servers.

To participate, we ask that you follow these steps:

1. Download AIM Developer Preview for iPhone OS 3.0 from the iTunes Store via your desktop by entering this unique redemption code in the 'Redeem' section of iTunes, found under the 'Quick Links' section:

Note: the functionality of the application will expire in seven days.

2. Install the application on a development device running iPhone OS 3.0 GM Seed by synching it to iTunes. This application can only be installed on devices running iPhone OS 3.0 GM Seed.

3. Launch the application and accept to receive Push Notifications when prompted. You can log in with any existing AOL, AIM, .mac or MobileMe account.

4. If you do not receive notifications from the app within 48 hours after installation, let us know.
The above quote is the invitation sent out by Apple to developers. Push Notification will come with the release of the iPhone 3.0 OS next week as a replacement for running apps in the background. Apple has finalized that running apps in the background would drain a handful of battery life for it to be sustainable.



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