Posted by David Boike on December 5, 2010
If you want to send push notifications to an iPhone application from a .NET platform, the Mac Keychain turns out to be a major buzzkill. In order to get a .p12 file suitable for use with the apns-sharp push notifications library in the Keychain, you have to perform a complex, manual (read error-prone) procedure that gets really annoying, especially if you have many apps to provision for push notifications, as I do.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could do this in C#, on Windows, without a Mac or the Keychain? Well, you can!
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Posted by David Boike on October 19, 2010
I’ve been an Apple fanboy for years. I grew up programming in BASIC on an Apple IIGS. I love my iPhone to death. However, I am not a member of the Church of Jobs that believes Steve can do no wrong. Now I’m a software developer and I appreciate a good, clean, easy to use API, and Apple falls short.
But fear not Apple! You may already have two push notification command formats on the books, but keep reading and I’ll suggest a third that won’t leave developers frustrated and angry with you.
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