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iPhone and iPad in Action: Introduction to SDK Development by Shannon Appelcline, Christopher Allen, Brandon Trebitowski

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Chapter 16. Push notification services

This chapter covers

  • An overview of Apple’s 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. What is the best way to update application data without the user explicitly running the application? Push notifications are Apples’s solution. In this chapter we’ll look at Apple’s push notification system, how to prepare an application to work with push notifications, and how to create a notification provider on a server. ...

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