This was a long time coming. I realize that people are very excited about universal inboxes, multiple exchange accounts, and other goodies — but the features I was most excited to hear about in today’s 4.0 preview were the ones that plugged very silly gaps left over in the iPhone OS. One of the biggest […]
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Local Notifications: one of the best new “features” in iPhone 4.0

This was a long time coming. I realize that people are very excited about universal inboxes, multiple exchange accounts, and other goodies — but the features I was most excited to hear about in today’s 4.0 preview were the ones that plugged very silly gaps left over in the iPhone OS. One of the biggest gaps lay with push notifications, and how they require an internet connection for things as simple as calender alerts and alarms.

There still isn’t very much information about these notifications — Engadget and Gizmodo pretty much described them as non-internet notifications, but I’m assuming that this means that apps like BugMe! can finally set off alarms even when you don’t have an internet connection — and that’s a very, very good thing for the iPhone.

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