updated 09:20 am EDT, Fri April 10, 2009
iPhone push testing begins
Apple has begun active testing of its push notification service, a memo circulating to iPhone developers notes. "Start testing your applications using the Apple Push Notification service today," the e-mail advises. "Log in to the iPhone Dev Center and review the Apple Push Notification Programming Guide and Getting Started video." Team agents are then being asked to access the App ID section within the iPhone Developer Program Portal, where push testing can be configured.
Although Apple prompted developers to start coding push apps with the release of the second iPhone 3.0 beta, they were also informed that live testing would only be opened gradually as a result of the demand on Apple servers. It is thought, however, that Apple may now have opened push to most if not all developers. A final release of the iPhone 3.0 software is scheduled for sometime this summer.