Thursday, June 11, 2009

iPhone Push services are the death of SMS

Today Apple invited iPhone developers to test out the new version of AOL Instant Messenger for the iPhone. The big different? Push notifications are now live.

It flat out works great.

Its now possible to send messages to iPhone users, and they will always get the notification, regardless of what apps they have open, or if the phone is in standby. Previously the only two things that would always notify the phone were actual phone calls and SMS messages.

This is the beginning of the end for SMS. The most over-priced 'feature' of phones is finally being attacked. Not by laws, not by outrage, but by innovation.

Thanks Apple!

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