I am exploring using push notifications on a Roku app and wanted to ask the Roku forums for any ideas on how to achieve the push notifications functionality, similar to IOS/Android's use. I am not referring to Roku's built in push notifications for billing but an independent method. Any ideas?
I.E. XMPP server or socket.io server with the Roku client connecting via websocket ( is this even possible with roStreamSocket or ifSocket? ) Has any developer implemented websockets for general use? I would not want to use long polling either.
Re: Roku Push Notifications Equivalent to IOS/Android
I was looking for websockets last year and nothing, seems like dead end.
I suppose you can do UDP datagrams, though it's quite unclear how long particular firewall/router will hold the NAT mapping, so client will have to ping regularly to keep-alive and if missed, suddenly server will receive it from another port... seems more trouble that worth it.