Fixed: Location Based Reminders Not Available in iOS 5

If you are having troubles finding location based reminders on your iOS 5 device you are probably using an Exchange based email account. If you have an Exchange account setup on your iPhone or iPad the new reminders app in iOS 5 will be using your Exchange Tasks List. It seems that the Exchange Tasks don’t support the metadata required to have a location based reminder.

To fix this issue you need to add a new Reminder List to your device. This can be easily done by tapping the Edit List button on the main reminders screen (this button has three horizontal lines on it).

Click Edit in the top right corner.

Under the On My iPhone section in the list, tap on Create New List…

Give it a name.

Click Done, and then Done again.

If you swipe sideways you will notice you have a new Reminder List called whatever you named it above. If you now add a reminder in your new list, then go into that reminder and tap “Show More…” you will now have to option to tap on Remind Me, At a Location.

APNS Send Device Token to Provider

I am currently in the middle of designing and developing an application based on the Apple Push Notification Service. There is alot of information about the client side registration and plenty of server side code examples, but I haven’t found anything that simple demonstrates how to send your device token to the provider service.

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iPhone Development

For some strange, but unknown reason I decided to purchase a Mac Mini to try some iPhone Development. I have a few apps that I would like on my iPhone that are currently not available.

My first app will be for a Nagios Pager service that will utilise the Push Notification features just released in iPhone OS 3.0. There will be two versions, Nagios Pager and Nagios Pager Pro. Nagios Pager will be a stand alone application that will talk to a backend service for delivering Push Notifications for Nagios alerts, Nagios Pager Pro will contain all the features of Nagios Pager as well as an iPhone based Nagios client.

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