Archive for September, 2009

Push notifications for mobile apps

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Update (1 Feb 2011): I’ve shared some better sample code for Android

Last weekend, I went to Imperial College for Over The Air: a conference for mobile developers.

I gave a talk at the event on how to write a mobile application that uses push notifications. It was pretty well received, so I’d thought I’d share it here, too.

I’ve made some notes below to cover roughly what I said at the event. Any comments or questions (or corrections if you spot any!) are very welcome. 🙂

Update (24/10/2009): I revisited this presentation to address some of the feedback that I got on battery life implications of using MQTT.