Designing and Implementing Notification Strategies

Section Contents:

  • Plan for and implement push notifications in the application.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: choose method for notifying user of application’s state/status (tile, toast, RAW); respond to notifications; registration for notifications

    MSDN, Push Notifications for Windows Phone: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff402537(v=VS.92).aspx

  • Using Push Notification from Your Windows Phone Application:
    http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2010/05/06/using-push-notification-from-your-windows-phone-application.aspx

  • Plan for and implement push notifications on the server.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: when to use toast, tile, and raw; plan for receiving the unique device URL
  • Create and update live tiles.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: update background image, numbers, and text

    MSDN, How to: Update Your Tile Without Push Notifications for Windows Phone: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff769548(v=VS.92).aspx

    Links to source material:

    Types of Push Notifications for Windows Phone: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff941124(v=VS.92).aspx

    Notes:

  • Always structure your code to find a channel before trying to open one. If one is not found then open a new one.

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