- persistent connection to APN Servers (as Apple recommends)
- real-time notifications (no regular polling a la Resque)
- super easy to use in Ruby and any languages (as easy as enqueuing a serialized JSON hash in Redis)
- persist and queue messages when server is down
- horizontal scalability and out-of-the-box load-balancing
- fast daemons
So I built ApnMachine. We’re running it in production at zapkast.com and find it very reliable.
- Implement feedback service mechanism
- Write real tests
To start ApnMachine, tell it where is your redis server and the complete path to your PEM file.
Usage: apnmachined [options] --pem /full/path/to/pem --redis-host bind address (defaults to 127.0.0.1) address of your redis server --redis-port port the port of your redis server (defaults to) --apn-host host APN Server host (defaults to gateway.push.apple.com) Use 'sandbox' to connect to gateway.sandbox.push.apple.com --apn-port port of the APN Server APN server port (defaults to 2195) --pem pem file path The PEM encoded private key and certificate. To export a PEM ecoded file execute # openssl pkcs12 -in cert.p12 -out cert.pem -nodes -clcerts --pem-passphrase passphrase The PEM passphrase to decode key. Default to nil --help usage message --daemon or -d Runs process as daemon, not available on Windows
To send a notification, you just need a working Redis client that responds to rpush. It doesn’t matter if you’re
in an EventMachine program or a plain vanilla Rails app.
ApnMachine::Config.redis = @any_redis_client ApnMachine::Config.logger = Rails.logger
notification = ApnMachine::Notification.new notification.device_token = apns_token notification.alert = message notification.badge = 1 notification.sound = 'default' notification.push
Apnserver is hosted on rubygems
$ gem install apnmachine
Adding apnmachine to your Rails application
The MIT License – Copyright © 2012 Julien Nakache
Widely Inspired from groupme/em-apn and bpoweski/apnserver