Tapulous' Tap Tap Revenge 2 [App Store] seems to be the first application (to our knowledge) to be posted to the App Store with support for push notifications. The new feature only works under the iPhone 3.0 software and allows players to invite their friends to a game. Additionally, MacRumors reports that Apple has posted the iPhone 3.0 software to its servers for the iPhone 3G S. It's unlikely that the software will work on anything but the 3G S, and may not even load on a 3G. We recommend against trying this on anything but an iPhone 3G S.
Apple has again invited developers to help with another high-volume test of the Apple Push Notification Service, this time with AIM. Developers enrolled in the paid development program are starting to receive a promo code for AOL's AIM Developer Preview, similar to the Associated Press app a few weeks ago. The app will only install on iPhone 3.0 GM. The AIM preview will expire after seven days and developers who don't receive push notifications within 48 hours of installing the app are encouraged to report it to Apple. Email below.
Apple has finished testing of their Push Notifications system. Apple first began testing in April, in which developers were asked to install a modified test copy of the Associated Press app that had push notifications enabled. High-volume testing starting around the middle of last month. Apple has now sent out one last push notification to developers, thanking them for their participation in the testing process.
Apple began their high-volume testing of their push notifications service earlier this week. Some screenshots of push notifications in action have been posted by MyAppleGuide that reveal what they will look like and what the settings are for customizing what kind of notification you want to get: sounds, alerts, or icon badges. You can check out the screenshots after the break.
Apple is ramping up their testing of the push notification system for iPhone apps by asking developers running the iPhone OS 3.0 Beta build to download an unreleased version of the Associated Press iPhone app that has been modified to include push notifications. The trial will last for seven days, after which time the redemption code for the app and the functionality of the app will end. Full text of the email after the break.
In an email sent out earlier today, Apple is inviting all registered iPhone app developers to test their apps with the Apple Push Notification service for the first time. Prior to this, the service was available for testing by just a select few developers. Now Apple has invited all registered developers to the program.
iPhone 3.0 SDK To Bring Push Notifications, P2P Connectivity, Turn-By-Turn Support, Bluetooth Features, Maps & More
Apple announced the iPhone SDK 3.0 for developing iPhone OS 3.0 applications today at their special event in Cupertino. The new SDK will include over 1000 new APIs for integrating features into third party applications, including support for push notifications, which they announced is finally ready.
Since its announcement yesterday, there's been quite a bit of speculation about what new features iPhone 3.0 will bring. BoyGeniusReport claims to have some concrete info which points to MMS and USB and Bluetooth tethering as two features which will definitely be included in the new software. MacRumors believes that we'll see background processes in iPhone 3.0, which we've previously reported.
With Apple's deadline from WWDC for rolling out their push notifications system (PNS) long over, we're left wondering what the holdup is. While rumors have begun to circulate that they may opt to green-light a select few background processes instead, some suggest that Apple's PNS may be tied to Mac OS Snow Leopard Server.
The guys over at RussianiPhone.ru claim to have gotten their hands on iPhone Software 2.2.1 Beta 1 and say that the update adds the long awaited Push notifications promised for back in September. They also claim the update will add over-the-air MobileMe syncing with support for Notes, and included a screenshot.