[jdev] The future of Jabber/XMPP?

Jason Fritcher jkf at wolfnet.org
Tue Jul 13 15:04:27 CDT 2010


On Jul 12, 2010, at 11:43 AM, Bill de hÓra wrote:
> It's not that XML is power hungry (streaming parses do ok cpu wise),
> it's that XMPP/XML eats bandwidth and the chatiness (no pun intended) of
> XMPP when people aren't saying anything will tend to keep to impact the
> phone radio (and thus the battery). Anyone tracing XMPP knows that there
> is a lot of presence stuff flying about when people aren't saying
> anything and that part for mobile at least, is pretty inefficient.
> 
> A well defined mobile XMPP profile seems like a good idea, instead of
> grab bagging various XEPs and trying them out. Once there was an optimal
> mobile profile, whether or not XML makes sense would be much clearer.

Anyone know if Apple has done anything special with their XMPP implementation for their Push Notification system? They're apparently using XMPP as the messaging bus between the various iOS devices and the push servers.

-- 
Jason Fritcher
jkf at wolfnet.org


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