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MFM iPhone app now has push notifications (which don't work)

Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:58 am

So, I noticed there was a new version of the MyFord Mobile app available on my iPhone last night (version 2.0.33). Feeling adventurous, I went ahead and updated.

There don't seem to have been any real outward changes to the app, but one of the update notes said "push notifications" were now supported. Okay, so I turned on "push notification" for the "fully charged" event (and turned off my previously-configured text notification) and waited for my charge to finish. I also made sure my iPhone was configured to display the app's notifications.

But, when the charge was done, I did not receive a push notification on my iPhone. Nothing. It has been hours now.

Anybody else seeing the new push notifications actually work? Or, is this more crapware shoveled at us by Ford?
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Re: MFM iPhone app now has push notifications (which don't w

Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:11 pm

I have not previously been able to update my notifications on the web browser. I'll have to try it again and check it out. Our iPhones are set to automatically download updates so it's possible that we already have this update installed. MFM has been working smoothly for me today. We were both out and I used the app to remote start the car a few times as well as to lock/unlock when needed.
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Re: MFM iPhone app now has push notifications (which don't w

Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:45 pm

hybridbear wrote:I have not previously been able to update my notifications on the web browser.
You can also configure the MFM notifications in the phone app itself.

However, the option for "push notification" appeared on the MFM website for me, so I can set it either in the app or website.
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Re: MFM iPhone app now has push notifications (which don't w

Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:52 pm

Well, on my second charge after enabling the push feature, I did receive a push notification when the charge was complete.

Perhaps the notifications only work when the charge starts with the notification configured? (Previously, I turned on the push notifications after the charge had started.)

The only thing that doesn't seem to be working now is sounds. I have the MFM notification configured (on my iPhone) to make a sound, but no sound was made when the notification occurred. It simply appeared on the screen.
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Re: MFM iPhone app now has push notifications (which don't w

Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:16 am

Perhaps you just have to give it time :) After a few iterations it will work just fine :)

(Yeah I know I write software too: it should just work, but I frequently find that iOS and MFM are very non-deterministic!)
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Re: MFM iPhone app now has push notifications (which don't w

Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:17 am

WattsUp wrote:Well, on my second charge after enabling the push feature, I did receive a push notification when the charge was complete.

Perhaps the notifications only work when the charge starts with the notification configured? (Previously, I turned on the push notifications after the charge had started.)

The only thing that doesn't seem to be working now is sounds. I have the MFM notification configured (on my iPhone) to make a sound, but no sound was made when the notification occurred. It simply appeared on the screen.
Obvious question: was your iPhone on silent at the time?

Glad to hear that the push notifications are working. I find the text messages to be rather annoying since it doesn't show all texts from MFM as one conversation, but rather each text comes from a different number, so I think I will disable texts and try push notifications.
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Re: MFM iPhone app now has push notifications (which don't w

Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:24 am

My "Sync Pending..." message is not disappearing. I wonder if they'll actually work...
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Re: MFM iPhone app now has push notifications (which don't w

Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:49 am

Push notifications are working for me. Now I'll test things out over the next few days to see if I like them better than text message notifications.
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Re: MFM iPhone app now has push notifications (which don't w

Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:33 am

hybridbear wrote:Obvious question: was your iPhone on silent at the time?
No, it wasn't. I checked beforehand because I wanted to hear the notification. I'll keep trying.
hybridbear wrote:I find the text messages to be rather annoying since it doesn't show all texts from MFM as one conversation, but rather each text comes from a different number ...
Agreed.
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Re: MFM iPhone app now has push notifications (which don't w

Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:57 am

I don't know if I got any sound from MFM but I'll pay attention on future notifications.
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