So if I have my own game and server, how can I send push notifications to that device from my server, you know like a message that the application reads and display it to the user on the screen?
Sorry Im a noob when it comes to push notifications.
Where have you started looking?
Windows Phone 7 supports a few different notifications, such as Toast, Live Tiles, Raw, etc.
I’d recommend starting here and reading about them a bit more, and follow the links to the appropriate documentation and examples.
I am sending you the working code for toast push notification.
String toastMessage = "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"utf-8\"?>" + "<wp:Notification xmlns:wp=\"WPNotification\">" + "<wp:Toast>" + "<wp:Text1> Welcome To Windows Push </wp:Text1>" + "</wp:Toast> " + "</wp:Notification>"; byte notificationMessage = toastMessage.getBytes(); url = new URL(subscriptionURI); //You must have the subscription URI provided by MPNS to client side. HttpURLConnection connection = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection(); connection.setRequestMethod("POST"); connection.setDoOutput(true); connection.setRequestProperty("ContentLength", String.valueOf(notificationMessage.length)); connection.setRequestProperty("ContentType", "text/xml"); connection.addRequestProperty("X-WindowsPhone-Target", "toast"); connection.addRequestProperty("X-NotificationClass", "2"); connection.connect(); DataOutputStream out = new DataOutputStream( connection.getOutputStream()); out.write(notificationMessage, 0, notificationMessage.length); out.close();
Yes you can send, but why should you send a push notification ? use live tile notification for that. use hubtile from Windows phone toolkit and add the Hub to the Visual tree, and do
hubtile1.Notification ="Something you want to send as push notification";