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Push Twitter Alerts in Siddur

Published January 14, 2010

A new version, version 4.2.3, of the iPhone Siddur is now available for download. The main change in this version is that we added push notifications to alert you of important and relevant information to this iPhone Siddur.

This actually came in handy, because there was a really bad bug on some devices with the iPhone Siddur which removed the Siddur portion from the application. 4.2.2 had push support, so when the fix became available, 4 days later, we sent out a push alert (via a badge) on the App icon. To download the fixed version, version 4.2.3, see our how to update page.

Let me show you how it works. First, I post a message in the @iSiddur Twitter feed. Then we send out a push badge alert, which only adds a little badge with a number on the iPhone Siddur app icon. Here is a picture:

Push Notification in iPhone Siddur Alerts

Then, when you open the app, the badge is shown on the more tab:

Push Notification in iPhone Siddur Alerts

Clicking on the more tab will show you more options, but it will also add a number by the "Alerts" section:

Push Notification in iPhone Siddur Alerts

When you click on Alerts, the @iSiddur Twitter feed is loaded (if you have internet) and the badge is cleared:

Push Notification in iPhone Siddur Alerts

As you can see, it came in handy with this 4.2.2 bug.

Other changes include:


  • Push notification for Siddur Alerts (just changes red badge)
  • Minor Text Changes & Fixes
  • Bug Fix for Freezing on Minyanim & Zmanim
  • Added Cemetery Prayers
  • Added Seeing Royalty Blessing
  • Fixed Luach Bug with Chanukah on Short Kislev
  • Added New Minyan Database


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Barry Schwartz is the CEO of RustyBrick, a New York Web service firm specializing in customized online technology that helps companies decrease costs and increase sales. Barry is also the founder of the Search Engine Roundtable and the News Editor of Search Engine Land. He is well known & respected for his expertise in the search marketing industry. Barry graduated from the City University of New York and lives with his family in the NYC region.

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