If you want to keep your users informed and want the option to keep your app updated each time information on the server changes for a user, then notifications are the way.
Apple provides several different notification types for you to work with. These fall under two categories which are local notifications and push notifications. The purpose is two-fold. First, you can use them visually to inform the user of new content within your app; second, you can use them to update the app in the background so that when the user loads the app, they open it with the latest relevant content.
This series of tutorials will cover many aspects of notifications, from how to display a local notification, that is, a notification that your device triggers at a specific time or on a schedule, to setting up a push notification service on an external server to trigger a notification to appear for your app. We will also cover rich notifications that allow you to use a custom design to display more information and enable users to interact directly with the notification.
As each tutorial is written, it will appear in the list below. Each tutorial will have comments open, so if you have questions, then ask away.
Local Notifications – This contains a short tutorial showing how to send a local notification on a device.