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    develop a application which should have ability to run in background

    I want to develop a application which should have ability to run in background and continue polling remotes server to fetch data. The application then generate alerts based on criteria meet by the utility. Is there anyway to achieve this?

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    Re: develop a application which should have ability to run in background

    On what device(s)?

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    Re: develop a application which should have ability to run in background

    S60 5th Ed

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    Re: develop a application which should have ability to run in background

    OK. If you search the forum, you will find other discussions about this subject.

    Basics you will need to know:

    1. Use Display.setCurrent(null) to push your application into the background. Note that this is not strictly part of the MIDP standard, and will not work on all devices. However, it does seem to work on Series 60 (and some other) devices.

    2. Older Series 60 devices push the app into the background when the red-key is pressed. However, this was changed in later versions, so that the red-key now terminates the app. You can force Series 60 devices back to the old behaviour by adding:

    Code:
    Nokia-MIDlet-No-Exit: true
    to the JAD.

    3. Many actions, such as connecting to the network, are subject to security restrictions. Depending on the security settings (selected by the user in the device's Application Manager), the device will ask the user for permission before proceeding. Depending on device, it might be possible to disable these by signing the application with a trusted certificate (which will cost you money), but it also might not be possible.

    Graham.

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