I have a iOS 5.1 application that registers to the APNS service to receive notifications. The register is successful and I receive the notifications correctly. The problem comes when I try to handle the notifications.
Once the application is running, the method
didReceiveRemoteNotification in the AppDelegate is called correctly and so the notification is handled as intended. This, however, only happens when the application is running on the foreground.
However, when the application is running on the background or is simply stopped, that method is not called. I've read that you should add some lines to the method
didFinishLaunchingWithOptions method to obtain the notification from the
userInfo dictionary, and handle it. This works just fine, but ONLY when the application is opened by clicking on the notification at the Notification Center. This means that if you open the application by clicking on its badge, or simply by changing context if you were running it on the background, the app never realises that a notification came in. Additionally, if more than one notification was received, we can only handle one of them at once by clicking on the Notification Center, which is a pain :-)
Is there any way to read the pending notifications in the Notification Center? I know there is a way to flush them using the method
cancelAllLocalNotifications but I haven't found a way to just read them. And I really need to handle all of them. I thought of implementing a communication protocol with the third-party notification server to retrieve the information again when the application comes to the foreground, but since the information is already in the operating system I would find it strange if it's impossible to access it somehow.
So, does anybody know a way to do it? Thanks in advance.
preguntado el 05 de septiembre de 12 a las 10:09
When a push notification arrives and the user clicks 'cancel', your app has no way to read that push notification again. You have to implement a separate functionality (most probably on server-side) to fetch a list of notifications sent to this device.
For example, if a chat functionality is provided in your app and you send chat messages via push notifications then you should also keep chat messages on the server. If a user clicks 'Cancel' on any push notification then that chat message will not be displayed on the iOS device. In that case when a app comes in foreground later, you make a call to the server and fetch all the past chat messages (sent via push notification).
Ok, So a possible solution would be to have another database table with the messages in with a 'read' flag and a messageID field? Which by default the read flag is NO, then when the app successfully reads this and displays, it updates the flag to YES?
And with only 256 bytes to play with, what sort of ID field length would be necessary?
Executed this plan and its working successfully.