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Posts: 22
Registered: ‎03-27-2013
My Device: 9520
My Carrier: MoviStar

PHP script to send push notifications for BB OS <= 7.x

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Hello everyone. I am building a BB OS <= 7.x application and implementring push notifications functionality on it. When i use the low-level-sample , provided by RIM , to send a push , everything works great and i get the push on the device.

However i want to use php on my server and not java.

I am trying this php code that i found on another thread here :


if ($_POST) {
    // APP ID provided by RIM

    $appid = '3582-M4687r9k9k836r970cO2395i32i66y10a34';
    // Password provided by RIM
    $password = '7dZCUDpG';

    //Deliver before timestamp
    $deliverbefore = gmdate('Y-m-d\TH:i:s\Z', strtotime('+5 minutes'));

    //An array of address must be in PIN format or "push_all"
    $addresstosendto[] = '320EF999';

    $addresses = '';
    foreach ($addresstosendto as $value) {
        $addresses .= '<address address-value="' . $value . '"/>';

    // create a new cURL resource
    $err = false;
    $ch = curl_init();
    $messageid = microtime(true);

    $data = '--mPsbVQo0a68eIL3OAxnm'. "\r\n" .
    'Content-Type: application/xml; charset=UTF-8' . "\r\n\r\n" .
    '<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <!DOCTYPE pap PUBLIC "-//WAPFORUM//DTD PAP 2.1//EN" "http://www.openmobilealliance.org/tech/DTD/pap_2.1.dtd">
    <push-message push-id="' . $messageid . '" deliver-before-timestamp="' . $deliverbefore . '" source-reference="' . $appid . '">'
    . $addresses .
    '<quality-of-service delivery-method="unconfirmed"/>
    </pap>' . "\r\n" .
    '--mPsbVQo0a68eIL3OAxnm' . "\r\n" .
    'Content-Type: text/plain' . "\r\n" .
    'Push-Message-ID: ' . $messageid . "\r\n\r\n" .
    stripslashes($_POST['message']) . "\r\n" .
    '--mPsbVQo0a68eIL3OAxnm--' . "\n\r";

    // set URL and other appropriate options
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "https://pushapi.eval.blackberry.com/mss/PD_pushRequest");
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, false);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, "Hallgren Networks BB Push Server/1.0");
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION, CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, $appid . ':' . $password);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $data);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("Content-Type: multipart/related; boundary=mPsbVQo0a68eIL3OAxnm; type=application/xml", "Accept: text/html, image/gif, image/jpeg, *; q=.2, */*; q=.2", "Connection: keep-alive"));
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, false);

    // grab URL and pass it to the browser
    $xmldata = curl_exec($ch);

    // close cURL resource, and free up system resources

    //Start parsing response into XML data that we can read and output
    $p = xml_parser_create();
    xml_parse_into_struct($p, $xmldata, $vals);
    $errorcode = xml_get_error_code($p);
    if ($errorcode > 0) {
        $err = true;

    echo 'Our PUSH-ID: ' . $messageid . "<br \>\n";
    if (!$err && $vals[1]['tag'] == 'PUSH-RESPONSE') {
        echo 'PUSH-ID: ' . $vals[1]['attributes']['PUSH-ID'] . "<br \>\n";
        echo 'REPLY-TIME: ' . $vals[1]['attributes']['REPLY-TIME'] . "<br \>\n";
        echo 'Response CODE: ' . $vals[2]['attributes']['CODE'] . "<br \>\n";
        echo 'Response DESC: ' . $vals[2]['attributes']['DESC'] . "<br \> \n";
    } elseif ($err) {
        echo '<p>An XML parser error has occured</p>' . "\n";
        echo '<pre>' . xml_error_string($errorcode) ."</pre>\n";
        echo '<p>Response</p>' . "\n";
        echo '<pre>' . $xmldata . '</pre>' . "\n";
    } else {
        echo '<p>An error has occured</p>' . "\n";
        echo 'Error CODE: ' . $vals[1]['attributes']['CODE'] . "<br \>\n";
        echo 'Error DESC: ' . $vals[1]['attributes']['DESC'] . "<br \>\n";
} else {

function showhtml() {
<head><title>Blackberry PUSH Bishes!!!</title></head>
<form method="POST" action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];?>">
<p>Message to push:</p>
<textarea name="message" rows="30" cols="50"></textarea>
<p></p><input type="submit" value="Push Data"></p>


The response i get back when i run the script with my credentials is :


Our PUSH-ID: 1368454337.0085
PUSH-ID: 1368454337.0085
REPLY-TIME: 2013-05-13T14:12:16Z
Response CODE: 1001
Response DESC: The request has been accepted for processing.

 However in the device  i never get the push. I know is not the device problem , cause with the low-level-sample i get the push. I ve tried 3-4 different scripts that i ve found around but all of them give errors. This is the only one that seems to work , but it doesnt really. The only strange thing if it helps , is that the Reply Time is 2 hours behind my local time(i run the php script locally on my pc). I dont know if this is something or not.


Any ideas on this one? Or another php script that should work?

Posts: 311
Registered: ‎08-08-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Z10
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: PHP script to send push notifications for BB OS <= 7.x



The reply time is in GMT.  That's why it differs from your local time.


You're currently using the eval environment for testing, correct?  If you send me a private message with your app ID, device PIN, and push ID then I can look it up and see what its devliery status is.


By the way, you should not be using:



The new URL should have cpxxx (where you fill in your assigned content provider ID) in it.

It should be in your Push Service registration email that you were sent.


I would also set a deliver before timestamp of longer than 5 minutes.  Maybe an hour or so.