How does push technology for iPhone application work?
iPhone developers can now capitalize on the benefits of push technology that will help them
send content directly to apps installed on iPhone devices through server applications. iPhone
development team can enjoy great benefits because this not only saves trouble but also cost
that is associated with executing short message service as well as multimedia messaging
In order to start using this push technology in iPhone application development devices, it is
important to first register the application and there is a process that needs to be followed.
iPhone developers can use this process to register the application on the respective iPhone
Outsourced iPhone development team
needs to firstly create a pair of private or
public keys required for authentication
against the APNs servers. The iPhone
developers can use the KeyChain
Access application on the Mac to get this
process in motion. It is also important
that the iPhone application development
team creates a certificate signingrequest
file, which consists of both the publickey
pair as well as the private key in the
The second step is to log into Apple’s application portal and upload the signingrequest
file and this particular file then connects with the provisioning file. On the final completion
of the upload, the portal automatically creates a digital certificate that can be downloaded
and this usually contains the public key.
Once the certificate is downloaded, iPhone developer needs to double click on it thereby
allowing it to automatically import the digital certificate and hence linking it with the
generated private key.
Finally, the key pair has to be exported through a file that utilizes a format known as
Personal Information Exchange. When this particular p12 file is created, KeyChain access
will require the users to assign a password or iPhone developers can even use an empty
Finally, once the outsourced iPhone development team follows this process, all the API
requests to the push server need to be encrypted through the private key. This private key is
made available in the p12 file and then it has to be digitally signed in the public key in the p12