Its an odd move for RIM to not even mention this on their developer Blog but RIM updated their Push Service SDK tool to v1.1.0 late last month. Josep noticed that RIM has updated their documentation and release notes for the Push SDK on June 23rd and again on July 4th. This comes after their recent announcement that they were shuttering WebSignals and pushing developers to the Push API which makes sense.
According to the change log on RIM’s site this new version 1.1.0 includes the following new features for developers:
- The ability to push to both public (BlackBerry Internet Service) and enterprise (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) applications using a single SDK and server-side application
- The ability for installation to run in memory mode (i.e., no database configuration required) for quick and easy setup, evaluation and testing. A database should still be used in a production environment
- The ability to select between two distributions: high-level APIs that enable features such as subscription management and low-level APIs that send simple pushes to the service (to better suit the type of push app you’re building)
- Additional logging functionality to help track and audit push events
- An improved server-side sample application for push initiation that uses the new features
- Source code for the Debug Portal helper web application to assist developers in building their own server-side applications
You can pick up the Push Service SDK and read more about it at this link.