Eli Eli - 1 month ago 15
iOS Question

How to send a localNotification at a specific time everyday, even if that time has passed?

I have this code which runs a notification everyday at 7am, it gets the current date and then runs the notification when it gets to the set hour, my problem is if the time has already passed the set run time then everyday it will run at the user current time not my time on 7am, here is my code

var dateFire: NSDateComponents = NSDateComponents()
var getCurrentYear = dateFire.year
var getCurrentMonth = dateFire.month
var getCurrentDay = dateFire.day

dateFire.year = getCurrentYear
dateFire.month = getCurrentMonth
dateFire.day = getCurrentDay
dateFire.hour = 7
dateFire.minute = 0
dateFire.timeZone = NSTimeZone.defaultTimeZone()


var calender: NSCalendar = NSCalendar(calendarIdentifier: NSCalendarIdentifierGregorian)!
var date: NSDate = calender.dateFromComponents(dateFire)!

var localNotification = UILocalNotification()
localNotification.fireDate = date
localNotification.alertBody = "A new day has begun and a fresh layer on snow lies on the mountain! Can you beat your highscore?"
localNotification.repeatInterval = NSCalendarUnit.CalendarUnitDay

UIApplication.sharedApplication().scheduleLocalNotification(localNotification)


As you can see
NSCalendarUnit.CaldendarUnitDay
makes it run everyday at 7am. I don't know so that even if the time is after 7am the notification will still run the next day would be greatly appreciated

Answer

You need to check the current hour and if it is later than 6:59 you need to schedule your notification for tomorrow - this will prevent your notification from being scheduled in the past -

var calendar: NSCalendar = NSCalendar(calendarIdentifier: NSCalendarIdentifierGregorian)!
var dateFire=NSDate()

var fireComponents=calendar.components(NSCalendarUnit.CalendarUnitDay|NSCalendarUnit.CalendarUnitMonth|NSCalendarUnit.CalendarUnitYear|NSCalendarUnit.CalendarUnitHour|NSCalendarUnit.CalendarUnitMinute, fromDate:dateFire)

if (fireComponents.hour >= 7) {
    dateFire=dateFire.dateByAddingTimeInterval(86400)  // Use tomorrow's date

    fireComponents=calendar.components(NSCalendarUnit.CalendarUnitDay|NSCalendarUnit.CalendarUnitMonth|NSCalendarUnit.CalendarUnitYear|NSCalendarUnit.CalendarUnitHour|NSCalendarUnit.CalendarUnitMinute, fromDate:dateFire)
}


fireComponents.hour = 7
fireComponents.minute = 0

dateFire = calendar.dateFromComponents(fireComponents)!

var localNotification = UILocalNotification()
localNotification.fireDate = dateFire
localNotification.alertBody = "A new day has begun and a fresh layer on snow lies on the mountain! Can you beat your highscore?"
localNotification.repeatInterval = NSCalendarUnit.CalendarUnitDay

UIApplication.sharedApplication().scheduleLocalNotification(localNotification)