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iOS 4 in Action: Developing iPhone and iPad Apps by Shannon Appelcline, Christopher Allen, Brandon Trebitowski, Jocelyn Harrington

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Chapter 17. Local and Push notification services

 

This chapter covers
  • Introducing the local notification
  • An overview of Apple’s local and push notification system
  • Preparing your application to use push notifications
  • Creating a simple push notification provider server in PHP

 

As mobile devices become more popular, developers must face new and exciting challenges. One of these major challenges has been around since the dawn of mobile software. It’s related to background processes. All the previous chapters we have been focusing on the foreground activities. When the application is active and running, it’s easy to interact with users. However, what shall we do when the application is not in the foreground. What is the best way to update application ...

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