APNS: Help Wanted?

2009-06-09 20:00:00 -0400

Received in email from Apple:

As a developer actively working with iPhone OS, we would like your help in a private test of the Apple Push Notification service. For this test, we have selected AOL’s AIM Developer Preview for iPhone OS 3.0 to create a high-volume test environment for our servers.

I wonder if they are hoping to drum up interest and adoption of PNS, which has received a luke-warm reception from many developers. Putting that aside, I’m surprised to see Apple asking the developer community for help, pro bono. Considering how consistently poorly they treat third-party developers, that’s some nerve.

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