There has been some talk about possible push notifications, so apps did not have to constantly poll to see if new information was available.
Is this still something that we’re working towards? Is it on the roadmap, or is it planned for future development, like compute?
I assume I would be charged on a per-endpoint basis for a push, so if I want to tell 10 users of an event, I would be charged 10 times. I also assume, since the network would need to work harder to deliver a push notification, that I would be charged more for a push than for some other data type.
Still, this would be interesting to have available.
The network level has messaging, but there’s no API AFAIK, and I’m not sure but would think there will be a layer needed between the network level and application level messaging. I don’t think it’s a biggie, but it is I think more work than coding SafeCoin for example
If you mean in that mail example, then nope. Its just meant to showcase more of a mail box hence mail example and not IM. So all you’re doing is sending some data to a MD object owned by someone else who then checks their mailbox(MD) whenever they choose to get the messages that have been submitted there.
err when we hear about it being implemented in a future dev update maybe? Sorry but any relevant response for such a question right now would prolly just be a variant of “I dont know”. Think we’ve got features we need to complete and let mature before guesstimating for additional features. We’re hopefully just about to come out of a major change set and most of the team are also dealing with the Data Chains Part 1 topics. So while messaging “could” fit in easily as part of Data Chains part 2 while dealing with the data layer, it could also not and would need to get considered accordingly at that time for hopefully better estimations.
Just to be clear this isn’t about if messaging is a feature, cos I think that has always been the case and polling isn’t something anyone would/has recommended as everything required, just a response for when and how they get implemented if it helps.