Twitter official application for iPhone is testing push notification for it’s
official iPhone application. According to a report from Techcrunch:
Twitter is currently internally testing the feature, we’ve confirmed. Interestingly enough, we learned of its existence when the latest version of the app went out yesterday (the universal binary that included Twitter for iPad). It appears that users who have iOS 4.1 installed (which just hit Gold Master for developers, but won’t be official out until next week) get the option to enable Push Notifications for Twitter. They don’t appear to be working yet, but the feature is definitely there.
This is official statement from Twitter authorities regarding Push feature of Twitter for iPhone:
We’ve been testing push notifications internally. When we launched Twitter for iPad, there was a configuration error that caused us to offer push messages to a small set of users. We’ve stopped sending push messages, but users may see an option to turn on push until we release an updated version of the app. So, push isn’t ready yet but we look forward to rolling this out soon.
Push notification for iPhone is going to be very useful but again I might not be enabling this feature as this will work for all @mention and @DM msgs. IF you get like 10 @mention in an hour, this might annoy you and you might like to keep yourself away from this feature.
Meanwhile you might like to check out our previous tutorial on: How to configure and enable Push for Gmail