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Registered: ‎07-02-2008
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Question about BIS connection

Hi Mark,


Per the following article,


What Is - Different ways to make an HTTP or socket connection
Last Updated: 13 August 2008
Article Number: DB-00396




In order to use BIS connection, I need to be a member of BlackBerry independent software vendor (ISV) Alliance program.

Here is my questions.


1. Let's say I do Connection.open("http://www.google.com").  Today, for a non-member (please correct me if I'm wrong), if MDS is enable, the connection goes to MDS. If MDS is not enabled, it goes to direct TCP.

Let's say I become a member, am I correct saying that if MDS is enable, the connection still goes to MDS. If MDS is not enabled, the connection will go to BIS instead of directTCP. Am I correct?  Or I will need to put a special string to make it goes to BIS?


2. How does the BB Software Platform/OS knows which application is a member of alliiance program? Based on application module/cod name?


Thank you for your help as always.


Posts: 19,636
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
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Re: Question about BIS connection

I suspect you have pasted in the wrong link.  I think you meant this link:



Just to preempt Mark, I think the answers to your questions are that when you become an Alliance member, you will given documentation that answers your questions!

BlackBerry Development Advisor
Posts: 15,809
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
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Re: Question about BIS connection

Peter is correct.  This information is provided to BlackBerry ISV Alliance Members after their applications have been granted access to connect using the BlackBerry Internet Service.
Mark Sohm
BlackBerry Development Advisor

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