09-10-2009 02:50 PM - edited 09-10-2009 03:42 PM
Hi everyone, I am currently working on an LocationBasedServices type application and I am now implementing the Push API. I have watched the Push API videos, checked out the tutorials and labs. I am mainly using php for my server side scripting. I found a phpPush tutorial and demo app on the blackberry site looking through the forums, it was a little hard to find, found the link in the forums.
I am still a little mis-informed on the difference between programming the Push API for BIS vs BES. Is there any sample code that implements the BIS type Push? I have received validation for my IP to be whitelisted for evaluation, so I can start programming. I am pretty sure its for a BIS type Push, but not entirely informed on the difference and what I am approved for. If anyone could lead me in the right direction on programming a BIS Push rather than a BES push(maybe there's not much difference in the programming)??, that would be great. Particularly in PHP if possible, But any information in any script language will suffice and will be much appreciated.
EDIT: And, If I use the sample code that is written for a BES. Do I need a BES installed on a computer? Doesn't one of those cost from $500 and up?
If anyone can inform me with detailed correct solid information on this. That would be great.
09-10-2009 05:45 PM
The Push API's are a BIS only function. They're a consumer version of the push technology available to BES users for years.
To learn more about BES push, you should look in the 4.3 Browser Content Developer guide or there's a white paper on it here http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgecenterpublic/li
Yes, you'd need a BES to push to BES users. If your users are internal to your company, then that's the approach you'd take - but you'd already have a BES. If your target audience is external users (not employees of your company) then Web Signals and the Push API's are your choice.
You can read everything (absolutely everything) I know about the two here: http://my.safaribooksonline.com/9780321647610. Take a look at chapters 5, 6 and 7 - it explains the differences and how to do it in great detail.you can read the chapters for free for 30 days.
09-10-2009 10:31 PM
Hi John, the safari books online is asking me for my credit card. I can only read snippets if I dont give my cc. Just wanted to make sure they're not going to charge me anything. However if I like the book I will buy it from amazon or wherever your recommend.
09-14-2009 08:25 AM
09-17-2009 10:49 AM - edited 09-17-2009 10:50 AM