Windows Phone 8.1 Universal App Push Notifications (WNS) – Part 1

In this posts I will help you out to create a full blown Windows Notification Service (WNS) push notification environment for Universal Windows Phone 8.1 apps. After reading this series and stealing the code (which is not a crime in my opinion 🙂 ) you are able to handle push notifications for your Windows Phone apps. There is some documentation about this subject on the www, but using that information forces you to fit some peaces together to get a complete solution. Well, in this post I did that for you. So enjoy.

After reading this tutorial you are able to handle push notifications for your Windows Phone apps.

The way of sending push notifications to your Windows Phone device is changing over time. Each upgrade of the Mobile software, has its impact on the way push notifications must be handled. To make everything more difficult, there is not one but there are two ways to send push notifications to a Windows device. However for universal apps, you should stick to Windows Notification Service or in short WNS. But it took me some time to figure that out.