I'm developing a Xamarin.Forms app with a .Net Web API backend. I definitely don't want to do long polls on my app to the server, but I need the app to remain updated with the server information.
I thought push notifications were the solution (I even started developing that way), until I saw several examples using it only for messages. Is this so? Can I use push notifications only to send messages to the user's phone?
I already use SignalR in my application (I also have a MVC frontend) and I just found out I can use a SignalR client within my Xamarin.Forms app.
Is this the right way to go?
How do I maintain my app's data updated without long polling?