Push Notification for Windows Phone 7 in php

14 Sep

It’s very easy to find samples and tutorial to send Push Notifications to Windows Phone 7 using ASP.Net Web Services, but there is nothing for php.

This class will help you. Only Curl is necessary.

available functions :

  • Send Toast Push Notification
  • Update Tile
  • Send Raw Push Notification

example :

$uri=”″; //uri sended by Microsoft plateform
$notif=new WindowsPhonePushNotification($uri);
$notif->push_toast(“this is a title”,”this is the sub title”);

Full class file is as below:

Make a blank php file and add the following code in this

*Windows Phone 7 Push Notification in php by Rudy HUYN
final class WindowsPhonePushDelay

const Immediate=0;
const In450Sec=10;
const In900Sec=20;

private function __construct(){}

class WindowsPhonePushNotification
private $notif_url = ”;

function WindowsPhonePushNotification($notif_url)
$this->notif_url = $notif_url;

* Toast notifications are system-wide notifications that do not disrupt the user workflow or require intervention to resolve. They are displayed at the top of the screen for ten seconds before disappearing. If the toast notification is tapped, the application that sent the toast notification will launch. A toast notification can be dismissed with a flick.
* Two text elements of a toast notification can be updated:
* Title. A bolded string that displays immediately after the application icon.
* Sub-title. A non-bolded string that displays immediately after the Title.
public function push_toast($title, $subtitle,$delay = WindowsPhonePushDelay::Immediate, $message_id=NULL)
$msg =    “<?xml version=\”1.0\” encoding=\”utf-8\”?>” .
“<wp:Notification xmlns:wp=\”WPNotification\”>” .
“<wp:Toast>” .
“<wp:Text1>”.htmlspecialchars($title).”</wp:Text1>” .
“<wp:Text2>”.htmlspecialchars($subtitle).”</wp:Text2>” .
“</wp:Toast>” .

return $this->push(‘toast’,$delay+2,$message_id, $msg);

*A Tile displays in the Start screen if the end user has pinned it. Three elements of the Tile can be updated:
*@background_url : You can use a local resource or remote resource for the background image of a Tile.
*@title : The Title must fit a single line of text and should not be wider than the actual Tile. If this value is not set, the already-existing Title will display in the Tile.
*@count. an integer value from 1 to 99. If not set in the push notification or set to any other integer value, the current Count value will continue to display.
public function push_tile($background_url, $title, $count, $delay = WindowsPhonePushDelay::Immediate,$message_id=NULL)
$msg =     “<?xml version=\”1.0\” encoding=\”utf-8\”?>” .
“<wp:Notification xmlns:wp=\”WPNotification\”>” .
“<wp:Tile>” .
“<wp:BackgroundImage>”.htmlspecialchars($background_url).”</wp:BackgroundImage>” .
“<wp:Count>$count</wp:Count>” .
“<wp:Title>”.htmlspecialchars($title).”</wp:Title>” .
“</wp:Tile>” .

return $this->push(‘token’,$delay+1, $message_id,$msg);

* If you do not wish to update the Tile or send a toast notification, you can instead send raw information to your application using a raw notification. If your application is not currently running, the raw notification is discarded on the Microsoft Push Notification Service and is not delivered to the device. The payload of a raw notification has a maximum size of 1 KB.
public function push_raw($data, $delay = WindowsPhonePushDelay::Immediate,$message_id=NULL)
return $this->push(NULL,$delay+3,$message_id, $data);

*@target : type of notification
*@delay : immediate, in 450sec or in 900sec
*@message_id : The optional custom header X-MessageID uniquely identifies a notification message. If it is present, the same value is returned in the notification response. It must be a string that contains a UUID
private function push($target,$delay,$message_id,$msg)

$sendedheaders=  array(
‘Content-Type: text/xml’,
‘Accept: application/*’,
“X-NotificationClass: $delay”
$sendedheaders[]=”X-MessageID: $message_id”;

$req = curl_init();
curl_setopt($req, CURLOPT_HEADER, true);
curl_setopt($req, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER,$sendedheaders);
curl_setopt($req, CURLOPT_POST, true);
curl_setopt($req, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $msg);
curl_setopt($req, CURLOPT_URL, $this->notif_url);
curl_setopt($req, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
$response = curl_exec($req);

foreach(explode(“\n”,$response) as $line)
return $result;



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One response to “Push Notification for Windows Phone 7 in php

  1. Meagan

    Jul 7, 2013 at 6:31 am

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