Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Second iPhone 3.0 beta opens up push, app expansions

updated 09:30 am EDT, Wed April 1, 2009

Second iPhone 3.0 beta

A second developer beta of the iPhone 3.0 firmware should see testing open up for some of its most critical features, reports note. The beta, labeled build 7A259, is now being seeded to developers with the comment that they can immediately begin implementing applications with push notification. The technology exists as a substitute for background processes, and should allow apps such as instant messaging clients to signal users while otherwise inactive.

As the technology is dependent on Apple servers, the company is only gradually opening up live testing services, beginning with a few developers and expanding outwards. The same applies to in-app purchases, which have been given more detailed instructions for integration into new or existing software. Outside of the beta, the information should pass into an App Store Kit guide.

Developers are meanwhile said to state that many bugs have been eliminated from the original beta, and that the software runs substantially faster. Components addressed include Fonts, GameKit, MapKit, Bluetooth, text fields and the messaging interface. Apple is said to have told developers that tethering and MMS messaging will not be tested in any form during the public beta.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. aristotles

    Grizzled Veteran

    Joined: Jul 2004

    +1

    Good to see new APIs

    I look forward to the release of 3.0 and apps that take advantage of the new APIs. It will be interesting to seem some e-reader software with built-in bookstores.

  1. testudo

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Aug 2001

    0

    Re: good to see

    Aren't there already e-reader software with built-in bookstores? I downloaded several books via stanza...

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Patriot Supersonic Rage XT 128GB USB drive

USB memory sticks are getting larger by the day, their growth speeding along with the availability and expansion of memory chips. But ...

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News