All about push notifications

Many of us may take push notifications for granted but many don’t really know how they work, nor do they really know how they work. On Android and iOS there are two types of notification. Local notifications These are generated by the installed app by itself and displayed by that app. On Android you might have a background service checking Twitter periodically to show you your latest mentions, etc In the case of a Twitter client these may keep a connection open to Twitter or use your network every 5 mins or so to check for new Tweets. This can be a real battery drainer Push notifications These are handled by app developers remotely. Apps will have a remote server performing the hard work for you instead of your device. When the server has a notification for you, it generates a specially formatted message with a unique identifier to target…Keep Reading