02-10-2014 12:29 PM
I'm working on a very simple app for a magazine where I'm pulling their articles via their RSS feed.
They want their readers to know when a new article has been posted. Should I do it with Push or should I have the app refresh at a certain interval?
I've noticed CrackBerry's app refreshes at a certain interval when the app is opened but then again they have an option to use background sync. So how are they doing the second option?
I'm not very excited about Push because it seems complicated and needs some processes setup on a server.
02-10-2014 04:55 PM
Using the push invocation although tricky as you said really is the best (and most efficient) way of implementing this.
You could also have a user option to check for updates rather than a timed or polled event trigger within the app and/or a long running headless app.
02-13-2014 02:56 PM
You don't need anything on a server.
A Scavenger hunt application that we'd used at some of our conferences used push. Push was used to notify winners, etc.
The push messages were sent from another phone. Anything that can build the XML message to trigger a push can do the job...