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GenieGO and Push Notifications

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by islesfan, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. islesfan

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    Anyone know why GenieGo would want to send push notifications in iOS? I left it enabled, but the app cannot run in the background, so why would it have push? I would love it if it would send me a push notification when a recording is ready to download, but it can't do that, so...
     
  2. The Merg

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    Actually, that is what the push notifications are for. The software will tell you when a recording is finished being transcoded.

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  3. islesfan

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    But how can it do that when it cannot run in the background in iOS? I've never seen a push notification from it. If you switch away from the app to any other app, even for a few seconds, it has to log in again like it was started cold.
     
  4. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    Must be something new with GenieGo. I was reading a book in my Kindle App when I received a notification that a show that was transcoding and then being copied to my iPad had completed. Opened up GenieGo (no login required) and the show was now on my iPad.

    However, I had four shows from last night I wanted copied to my iPad. It seems that I now receive a notification after each show is copied and the next show didn't starting copying until after I acknowledged the pop-up. I used to be able to get two shows copied to my IPad during my shower (sometimes three); today I only had one copied. Not a good trade-off IMHO.
     
  5. Steve

    Steve DIRECTV A-Team

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    It may be an unsupported feature, ATM. I've only been running this client a few days, but the app appears to run in the background here. I enabled GenieGo notifications in iOS settings, and as long as I don't close it, I can put my iPhone 4 in standby or run another app, and it notifies me when new files have been downloaded. I'm running iOS 7, but I'm told it works the same in iOS 6 by others.

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  6. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    It works nicely on my Macs. I don't pay enough attention to my iPad to notice it.
     
  7. Rtm

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    Apps don't have to be open to send you push notifications they might use the Apple Push Notification Service.
     
  8. islesfan

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    Well, I set a show to download to my iPad last night and I am still waiting for the push notification, It is done preparing, by the way, as I checked it on my iPhone.
     
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