So as we all know iPhone 3.0 officially hit the street yesterday.  Many new and sorely needed functions came with it, such as copy and paste and landscape keyboard when composing an email message.  Another biggie included in the update was Push Notification for apps, which means you can receive info from the app without having it open and running.  The app I’ve been anxiously awaiting to adopt Push Notification is AIM, and it looks like it might happen soon; hopefully by the end of the month.  Why so?  Apparently, Apple has invited iPhone developers to start testing AIM push.

As a developer actively working with iPhone OS, we would like your help in a private test of the Apple Push Notification service. For this test, we have selected AOL’s AIM Developer Preview for iPhone OS 3.0 to create a high-volume test environment for our servers.”

This is a promising signing since the AP app was recently tested for push notification and is now available (as pictured above).

Update: Beejive and IM+ 3.0 have submitted their apps to Apple for Push Notification and are just awaiting approval.  Theses aren’t free, though.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."