I get around this restriction by adding alerts to the Toodledo iCal feed, then subscribing to the feed on my iPhone. In your iCal feed, you can add a VALARM like so:
SUMMARY:Do something important
DESCRIPTION:Do something really important
Your iPhone will then alert you before the due time, even when the phone is in your pocket.
Currently, I'm downloading my Toodledo iCal feed, and adding these alarms manually. It would be *awesome* if they came along with the default iCal feed--it would make using Toodledo on the iPhone so much more powerful.
Hi there. I have a calendar from I Want Sandy (which is shutting down) that sets alarms on my Calendar app on my iPhone. It's really nice because when the phone is in my pocket, I still get alerted. I think this would be an awesome addition to your app!