Today for my 30 day challenge, I decided to extend the PhoneGap application we developed yesterday with push notifications. Push notifications allow an application to notify or alert its users even when the application is not in use. For example, if we have a twitter app with push notifications enabled, the app can notify you whenever someone follows or mention you, even if the app is not running.
Several weeks ago, I read a very informative blog post by Jay Balunas on how to setup your own push notification server on OpenShift using AeroGear. At that time, I did not get the chance to use the AeroGear OpenShift cartridge, but today we can use it add push capabilities to the reader app we developed yesterday. Read the full blog here https://www.openshift.com/blogs/day-11-aerogear-push-server-push-notifications-made-easy