BlackBerry’s Push functionality keep you abreast of all of your important information without having to constantly check for updates or set your devices to scan multiple servers for new information. The technology is one of the hallmarks of BlackBerry business services. BlackBerry’s push servers function as the go-between for your BlackBerry devices and the information servers to which you’re subscribed. The BlackBerry Push function gets you information as soon as the data’s available, it’s energy efficient, and its SDK (Software Development Kit) is open to all developers. Here is a run down on just some of these benefits:
No Wait Time
Because the BlackBerry Push servers are in direct communication with your content provider’s push servers, updates are sent to your BlackBerry device as soon as the content becomes available. When a content server sends a push request to the BlackBerry Push servers, the Push server sends a response back to the content server. After the two servers complete the brief handshake process, the data in push heads to your BlackBerry device. A response is sent back from your device to the the content server to acknowledge that the data has been received. While this process may seem a bit complex, it all happens in seconds and is completely seamless.
Preserves Data and Battery Life
Push saves your device battery life as well as data usage. The BlackBerry Push server and the Push content servers handle the search and dissemination of new content, so your device doesn’t have to constantly check an email server for new emails or a social networking server for new site updates. The only data your device will expend on messages and updates will simply be the process of receiving the information.
The BlackBerry Push SDK is open to developers, which means your organization’s IT department can launch a Push content server for company instant messaging, emails and updates. The Push SDK is built on the popular Java programming platform, so development of a Push content server would pose little challenge to even the smallest of IT departments. The whole process is also transparent, which means your organization can see the route the data travels between content servers and end user devices. There’s no need to worry that internal data will be leaked.