I'm a Java programmer who is working on an iPhone application. I'd like it to use Push Notification services.
I originally thought I could use Google App Engine to provide the payloads to Apple, but I see now that it won't be possible because App Engine doesn't support the low-level socket programming that is needed to communicate with Apple.
Are there any alternatives to Google App Engine that let me use Java?
In brief, I'm wondering if there is a free hosting platform that supports Java and Socket Programming
UPDATE - since writing this question I've written an app that uses Urban Airship to act as a middleman between GAE and APNS. It works just swell. There is an app engine issue on this - http://code.google.com/p/googleappengine/issues/detail?id=1164 if you'd like to follow, but personally I've decided that this isn't really something that GAE should be doing. Just use Urban Airship.
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