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I'm currently working at Ta Mère SCRL a small development shop in Belgium.

We mainly do mobile apps (iOS, Android) for clients. We also have a strong interest in Pharo Smalltalk and Rust.

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UILocalNotification alertBody

06 Jun 2013 in objective-C UILocalNotification tip 

Once again, this post is more a reminder to self than a real blog post but I've been bitten by that one.

Always set the alertBody of a UILocalNotification. If you don't, nothing will appear when the application is on the background. The documentation mentions it but it's pretty easy to miss the remark:

Assign a string or, preferably, a localized-string key (using NSLocalizedString) as the value of the message. If the value of this property is non-nil, an alert is displayed. The default value is nil (no alert).

Creating a local notification without any content is probably not common but it can happen while developing with the I will add text later mindset.