Push notifications

I need to be able to push notification to users phone. I am trying to use ColdFusion to do that. However, I have issues. I found the site that supposed to explains how to do that with coldfusion .http://www.rickgroenewegen.nl/?p=77

However there is still some problems . If I doing thing on the fly I do not know what their phone type is (apple or android).
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Asked:
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gdemariaCommented:
Try twilio
Inexpensive and very easy...

	<cfset this.smsFrom = "aaaaaaaaaaa" />  <!---- your account values go here ---->
	<cfset this.username = "xxxxxxxxxxxxxx">
	<cfset this.password = "yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy">

   <!---- returns the URL (defaults to current URL) by swapping the paramters abc=1, will replace abc=2 in the URL or if blank, it will remove it ---->
   <cffunction name="sendText" access="public" returntype="string" output="false">
       <cfargument name="toPhone"     type="string" required="false" default="">
       <cfargument name="textMessage" type="string" required="false" default="">

        <cfset var theResult = "">
        <cfset var theStatus = "">
		
		<h1>SMS Text Message via Twilio</h1>
		<cfhttp	method="post" url="https://api.twilio.com/2010-04-01/Accounts/#this.username#/Messages.json"
		        username="#this.username#"
		        password="#this.password#"
		        result="theResult">
		   <cfhttpparam type="formfield" name="From" value="#this.smsFrom#">
		   <cfhttpparam type="formfield" name="To"	 value="#arguments.toPhone#">
		   <cfhttpparam type="formfield" name="Body" value="#arguments.textMessage#">
		</cfhttp>

       <cfreturn theStatus>
   </cffunction>

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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Author Commented:
will it send like SMS or push notification?
gdemariaCommented:
sorry, this will simply send a text to the user's phone number
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Author Commented:
Well I can do that for free by using cfmail tag and the phone number
gdemariaCommented:
Hmmm, sorry, I assumed that's what you mean by "notification"

Don't you need to have an app installed to be able to send other notifications?
erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Author Commented:
I have created the apple developer account to create a license and android account
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