Nokia Releases Push API for Qt Environment
Juha Turunen emailed us to share info on the new Push Notifications API released by Nokia which is supported by the Qt Environment (For Symbian AND MeeGo).
This means that from now on apps can receive notifications from the network eventhough they’re not running. This above other things saves on system resources and battery life, since the app isn’t in the background and it isn’t trying to pull data (something somewhat Nokia Messaging does).
Notifications can also be shown on the device homescreen and will be useful for tons of applications not just for email. e.g. real time twitter/facebook notifications without background apps like gravity or the trill having to reload.
Create sticky mobile services and apps with push notifications
Easily add notifications to your apps
The Notifications API is supported by the Nokia Qt development environment, enabling developers to create engaging, sticky applications in a matter of hours, not days. Design once and run on any supported Symbian device across any network.
Unlimited design possibilities
Use the prebuilt Notifications UI application and screens to quickly and easily add notifications to apps, or create a completely customized notification experience. You have the flexibility to decide how to design and deliver notifications whether the app is in the foreground, in the background, or not running.
Up-to-the-moment push delivery
With the Notifications API, applications access the Notification Server, via a shared persistent connection that’s optimized to assure lightweight bandwidth use. Devices don’t have to constantly poll or maintain multiple connections across the network, saving on both data use and battery life. Notifications are pushed the moment they’re available, with custom payloads up to 1.5 kB in any format, including text, xml, images, and binary.