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iPhone applications get limited persistent connections

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Monday, June 9, 2008
News Categories: Apps + Games

Apple today announced that native iPhone applications will be able to receive updates and notifications on a limited basis even after the user as quit the application. The lack of persistent connections for third-party iPhone applications led to some complaining among developers when it was announced in March. With the new system, there will be a persistent connection between the iPhone and Apple that will allow services to push three types of notifications to users: badges (how many messages), custom alert sounds, and custom textual alerts. Developers can provide buttons to reload the app in notification messages, and the service will work over both Wi-Fi and cellular networks. Available in September, developers will get access to the feature next month.

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I hope someone can use this to scrobble my recently played tracks to my Last.fm account.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on June 9, 2008 at 12:42 PM (PDT)

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