Logging Device Tokens

Magicgate Software - Skip Kimpel skip at magicgate.com
Mon Aug 6 19:55:44 EDT 2012

I am also interested in how others are accomplishing this.  Like Dan,
I think I am over-thinking this whole procedure and it is probably
more simple than I am making it out to be.


On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 5:29 PM, Dan Friedman <dan at clearvisiontech.com> wrote:
> Mike,
> THANK YOU for the information.  I am wondering what you use to log the Tokens?  Do you have the app fire a PHP script on your server that writes it down?  What are you using to store the data?  Flat files, like XML?  Or a database?
> Thanks for the advise!
> -Dan
>> Nope, you aren't crazy.  There is a reason you have to do this - because
>> you have to know who wants to receive push and who does not - and since
>> different users may have different settings, you need to be able to
>> customize those messages.
>> Think about a weather app that uses push - the users are from all over.
>>  You need to be able to push custom alerts/forecasts/etc.
>> It is a lot easier than you might think, and thousands/millions of records
>> are just numbers.
>> Yes, you need to have a server somewhere that you can talk to from your app
>> to send the custom settings.
>> You also need to check with APNS to make sure that user x is still on the
>> push list, since they can manually disable push in the Notifications
>> preferences, which you are then expected to respect (read the notes from
>> Apple on this).
>> It works great, and I just want to thank RR for implementing push/local
>> notifications, and for John Craig for putting up the example that made
>> coding it easier when I was still trying to make it work.
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