Apple Push Notification Service Available for Testing... Today!

Apple has just let developers know that they can start testing the upcoming Push Notification Service starting today!

Start testing your applications using the Apple Push Notification service today. Log in to the iPhone Dev Center and review the Apple Push Notification Programming Guide and Getting Started video. Team Agents can log in to the iPhone Developer Program Portal and proceed to the App ID section to create the components necessary to enable and test applications using the Apple Push Notification service.

So, what Apps do we want to see getting pushy? Twitter clients? Instant messengers? Fart Apps? Let us -- and your favorite developers! -- know.

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matt hall says:

If anyone needs someone to test some kind of push notification I would be happy to do so! You can find me on twitter mattshall

ropiko says:

TWITTER! really would love to see tweetie with push notifications. like a sound when you got a tweet/reply/DM and a number on the icon that tells you how many tweets you have, and when you get an DM a pop up window would be nice:) (also disable those things would be good for those people who get tons of Dm's)

greg says:

I would love to test also!!! I would like to see twitter also

taroliw says:

@ropiko Problem is that /twitter/ doesn't do push notification itself. I've been trying out (XMPP gateway for Twitter) and am really liking it. Sure this method lacks some features of Twitter clients (using an IM client instead), but perhaps this opens the door for a merged IM/twitter app.... :D

PhxBlue says:

Facebook, twitter clients, im clients, mail.

Drake says:

twitter and im for sure!
i emailed Loren Britcher (tweetie creator) and she said she would love to do push BUT twitter would have to do some heavy lifting on their end so we will have to see...

JustinHorn says:

I can't wait to see how many people trim down their text plans after this comes out.

Jeremy says:

Tweetie! And IM+! give me those two and I will be happy.

Tunnelrunner says:

Facebook and Tweetie.
And while we're at it, Loopt.

Steve says:

For me, personally, audible alerts would only be used for IM because it's a "right now" form of communication where people expect immediate responses if my status says "Available." I'd probably just use badges for Twitter, Facebook, and anything else.

Adam Goldblatt says:

Excited for PhotoShare to get push notifications. For those who don't know, think visual twitter. Other great apps like ColorCanvas.

Kenn says:

It would be nice just to know when there in new mail without having to unlock

icebike says:

To hell with Twitter.
Give me Skype!
Then add Imap Idled.
Then i'll shut up. For a whole week!!!

killakow says:

Fart apps please!! I need to know when I get a new juicy fart!

d{~_~}b datajockey says:

Tweetie I suppose would be all for me. I need backround more than anything for omnifocus, and possibly beatmaker while listenin' to iPod.

Carolinamic says:

I would definetly say skype. If I could know when some1 is calling without having to have the app of that would be awesome. And any app on my phone when a new update comes out

Jellotime91 says:

Twitted but only with badges. Otherwise I'd get an intrusive alert every 5 seconds.
Msn apps are mainly all ibwant push for.

antonioj says:

this also might help todo app devs to implement a workaround for having notifications for tasks :)

Coolbell says:

Let's get some basic email pushing going and then let's worry about the rest.

Earless puppy says:

Push email already exists on the iPhone, PNS on the iPhone can kind of offer a indirect push email I guess but it wouldn't be true push email...

Oletros says:

I want to-do's notifications and I don't want to be online to have them.

cdhenry says:

Will this allow FINALLY for Gmail to push? That's what I want... the mail app

GodJor says:

i wish they made everything push , like myspace or facebook

Cam says:

Skype OMg skype skype skype