7Pushing Data to External (BIS) Users
There are situations when an organization might want to make data available to customers or other interested parties external to their organization. Because these devices are not connected to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) controlled by the organization pushing the data, other push mechanisms were needed. The available options for consumer (non-Enterprise or BIS-connected) devices are Web Signals1 and the BlackBerry Push APIs. Both options are only available to RIM ISV Alliance members.
1. The service was originally called PushMarks, which is a more descriptive name for what the service does.
Web Signals are similar to the Browser Channel push discussed in Chapter 6, “Pushing Data to Internal (BES) ...