What can the Push Service offer?
- Increased efficiency
You can choose where to send content. Using the Push Service, you can send content to:
- Individual users (unicast)
- Many users (multicast)
- All of your users (broadcast)
- End-to-end message visibility
With the Push Plus service level, you can receive up to three status reports for your push request: a server-level acknowledgment, transport acknowledgment, and application-level acknowledgment. You can also query the status of a push request for a specific BlackBerry device.
- Runs in the background
The Push Initiator sends content as bandwidth becomes available so that it doesn't interfere with other applications, such as phone calls.
- Minimal battery drain
The Push Service minimizes the impact on device batteries because the push-enabled application listens in the background for the Push Initiator to send content to it. The application doesn't need to poll the push server for content.
- Less coding
The Push Service SDK minimizes the amount of code that you need to write to create a Push Service solution. You can use the APIs in the server-side and client-side libraries to perform these common tasks:
- Send, query, or cancel push messages
- Specify listeners, acknowledgments and their notifications
- Track completed push messages
- Track the running count of push messages
Last modified: 2014-03-10