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Registered: ‎07-18-2008
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Push : Java or MDS Studio?



I've already posted this question on the MDS Studio forum but the Java community is bigger so that's why I will post here too :


"I am currently working on an application that allows managers to approve/reject requests. I'd like to implement push functionnalities to either display a new icon on the device (linked to the MDS application) or push the request to the user when a new request is created in the backend.


I guess the application has to be started in order to allow push and I think MDS Studio apps can't run in the background. So what would be the best way to implement this? Run a Java app in the background to handle push and launch the MDS Studio app?"




BlackBerry Development Advisor
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Registered: ‎07-09-2008
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Re: Push : Java or MDS Studio?

The push functionality is similar for both applications.  However a Java application has more options for what it can do to let a user know that a push has arrived since it can actively run in the background.


MDS Runtime Applications can prompt a user to let them know that data has arrived, however no further actions can be taken until the user opens the application.

Mark Sohm
BlackBerry Development Advisor

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