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Posts: 23
Registered: ‎08-06-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Whitelisting app for password protected device ?

If you set a password and the phone is locked, the incoming call still gets through and Phone App gets its way to activate. Is there a way to "white list" your own application for password protected device?

Basically what I would like to be able to do is to activate application on top of password-protected home screen.

 

Or is it that only BB native apps are whitelisted?

 

Thanks,

Nikolay

 

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Developer
Posts: 1,123
Registered: ‎02-10-2009
My Device: 8130 / 8350 / 9530 / 9550 / 9850 / PlayBook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Whitelisting app for password protected device ?

Only the native apps that I know of can actually capture input on a locked device. I think you can push a popup but it still wont receive any key input until the device is unlocked.

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Posts: 304
Registered: ‎04-30-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Whitelisting app for password protected device ?

I am only speculating based on things I have read around the forum (can't remember who/where) but I believe it has less to do with whitelisting and more to do with pop-up screen priority.  The lock-out being considered a modal screen that has to be handled before getting to anything below.  Third party apps can not get a higher priority screen than the lock-out screen or most of the system prompts such as the incoming call screen therefore they can never take focus on top the way the incoming call does.

 

 

 

 

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Developer
Posts: 1,123
Registered: ‎02-10-2009
My Device: 8130 / 8350 / 9530 / 9550 / 9850 / PlayBook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Whitelisting app for password protected device ?

the call screen is the only one that cant be covered, i think.

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Posts: 23
Registered: ‎08-06-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Whitelisting app for password protected device ?

Thanks.

 

Sounds like Rim really wants you to use the phone, locked or not Smiley Happy

 

Back to labs, wrestling with BB continues...

 

Nikolay