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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Understanding Push Notification

Push notification relies on the MPNS to dispatch notifications to the phone. The process works like this:

1. A phone app requests subscription to the MPNS using a notification channel.

2. The MPNS returns a URI, where notifications can be sent.

3. The phone app forwards the URI to any third-party service (such as a web service created by you) that wants to send the phone app notifications (see Figure 15.1).

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FIGURE 15.1 An app subscribes to the MPNS, which is then forwarded to a third-party server.

The Push Notification URI is the address of the MPNS plus an identifier for phone device. Having received the push ...

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