sms,MMS, and Push Notificstions

Simon Smith hello at
Mon Aug 14 16:42:07 EDT 2017

I would look at push notifications. looks quiet good, just
not had a chance to play with it yet.

I have found that SMS messages are too unreliable when it comes to
emergency notifications, sometimes they come through, sometimes they don't
and sometimes they come through an hour or so later.


Carpe diem

*Simon Smith*
m. +27 83 306 7862

On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 9:19 PM, ELS prothero via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> I’m curious. Has anybody done much with push notifications on mobile?
> There is a lesson on the livecode web site which is quite detailed, but
> leaves out the server side of the equation. I have been thinking about an
> emergency alert app and am exploring how difficult it would be to implement
> various communication technologies. Texts seem pretty straighforward, but I
> was thinking that push notifications might get more attention.
> The goal is to get the information to the recipient’s brain. It can get to
> the device, but unless the last (weak link) is traversed, the alert is
> ineffective. The target time for this is 15 minutes.
> I’ve Googled the heck out of these topics and there are really nice
> expensive services that can do the job, but we don’t want to pay the high
> fees. Others are marketing oriented, not optimized for emergency services.
> A custom app could be ideal, especially with increasing wildfire activity
> worldwide.
> Ideas and info?
> Best,
> Bill
> William Prothero, PhD
> Professor Emeritus
> University of California, Santa Barbara
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