RIM has really been rolling out the tools at DevCon Asia. The latest update is a new version of the BlackBerry Push Service SDK with improved push operations for content providers. They now have a subscription check API that offers simpler “Statistics Gathering” and “Query Capabilities” along with “Installer Enhancements” whatever those all mean. The new Subscription Check API allows developers to check the registration status of a phone with your application using this server side framework. That way only the right people are getting the pushes.
From the RIM change log:
- Support for Subscription Check API: Support for the Subscription Check API has been added so you can take advantage of it through the SDK APIs. A set of sync APIs have also been added to automatically synchronize subscriber status with the SDK database.
- Statistics gathering: Allows you to better track data regarding push operations (such as push count and remaining quota) and SDK operations (such as memory, thread pools, work queues).
- Improved Query Capabilities: This enables simple retrieval of data pertaining to your subscribers and pushes via user-defined criterion.
- Installer Improvements: Command line installation support has been added to the Linux version.
You can learn more about the Push Service or register for access at: