Category Archives: push

limit on push notifications

I am reading this MSDN document, but don’t understand the limit of “500 push notifications per subscription per day”. What does this mean? It means your (unauthenticated) app can send up to 500 push notifications messages to a user on … Continue reading

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push transports

If my phone has a 3G and a Wi-fi connection available, which one will push use?  It looks to me like it is using 3G. Push prioritizes ‘persistent’ connections. wi-fi won’t be used if cellular is available.

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push notification to non-running app

can I send a raw or toast push notification that wakes up my app? No. When your app is not running, the user will get the toast notification (assuming you sent a toast) and only if the user clicks your … Continue reading

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multi-line toast notifications

Is it possible to send a multi-line toast notification?  No. The message is intended to be short. If the user wants more information they can tap in the toast and open the application

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push channel subscriptions

If I subscriber for push channel, when does the subscription expire? If every thing is fine, it expires if there is 30 days of inactivity. It can expire sooner if you send an invalid payload or an unexpected tile (e.g. … Continue reading

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ShellTileSchedule and local image

Can I use a local image ( embedded in my app) or relative to my apps’ directory, for a ShellTileSchedule update? Not in the RTM release. Image has to come from internet

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app launched from toast

How can I tell if my app is getting launched from a toast ( push notification )? In this release, you can’t tell. Best workaround is to have something on your back-end that correlates when the toast is send to … Continue reading

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