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- Kevin Michaluk, Founder, CrackBerry.com
02-23-2010 05:00 AM
Do you want to conclude which channel is being used for Data IN/OUT ? or
You just want to conclude that data is being sent/received by means of any channel among BIS/BES/WIFI ?
02-23-2010 05:13 AM
i want to check what is used when sending/receiving data. for example-i'll download something using browser. and i want to check what was used for this download.
is it possibile?
02-23-2010 06:00 AM
To my knowledge, Blackberry API doesn't provide means to gather this information. One can not monitor, if some other application is using connectivity and which channel of connectivity is being used.
There are no specific API for this in my knowledge, but in the following scenarios one can conclude which communication channel could have been picked up by the system, to complete the request:
1. If you open Blackberry Browser and attempt to hit an internal resource, then --> BES
2. If you open Internet Browser and attempt to hit external sites like- google, then --> BIS
3. If you open WAP Browser and attempt to open some external site, then --> TCP
4. If WAF_WIFI is enabled but WAF_3GPP is not, then --> WIFI
To the lowest, one can conclude that any type of connectivity is being used or not, by using the API's RadioInfo.getNumberOfPacketsReceived() and RadioInfo.getNumberOfPacketsSent() before and after the possible/suspected use of network and then subtracting the former value from the later. This can not tell which channel was used by whom, but can tell at a really high level, if at all any network channel was used.
02-23-2010 06:06 AM
ok, but is it possible programatically to recognize that user has opened:
3) WAP Browser
so that i can "start" measuring data sent/received ?
also-if WAF_WIFI is enabled and i'll open InternetBrowser-am i using Bis or wifi?
02-23-2010 07:41 AM
Unfortunately, there is no programatic way to differentiate between which Browser are you using. It will appear in the running application's list as "Browser". The Browser then uses different type of browsing session to route the data accordingly.
There is also no notification to get informed when the Browser was invoked, because the Browser application always runs after the BlackBerry bootup. You may however, keep on checking if the Browser application came to foreground or is in background.
Based on their foreground/background status, you may want to measure :-(