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Registered: ‎12-09-2011
My Device: 9360, BB10
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Alarm Manager in BB10 Cascades.

Hi All,

 

Is there any way to apply the AlarmManager functionality like Android in BB10 cascades.

 

I want to use time interval in my application means if my application is close then also at a particular time interval some task should execute.

So please provide any suggestion for this.

 

Thanks in Advance.

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Posts: 323
Registered: ‎05-07-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z10, PlayBook, 9900
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Alarm Manager in BB10 Cascades.

It's sounds like you'd like to run a headless application. At this time it isn't possible (your app must remain open) however this summer should see a new developer OS that will enable developers to run headless apps and thus you can likely queue events to occur at some interval in the future.

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Registered: ‎12-12-2010
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Re: Alarm Manager in BB10 Cascades.

You'll want the headless app functionality. Seems like we can expect it somewhere in August, at least according to the flight boards.

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Registered: ‎12-08-2010
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Re: Alarm Manager in BB10 Cascades.

We also hope to have alternates to true headless apps for many things that used to require them, including this ability. There's a subsystem they're working on called the user alarm service which may be suitable for this. I have few details aside from a few tidbits, but it appears it would allow an app to register itself for subsequent invocation at a particular time (and, presumably, date).

There's a permission called access_user_alarm_service for that. Whether it is/will be available to third-party apps is not something they've confirmed but I would expect it to be the way they support this use case.

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Posts: 426
Registered: ‎04-10-2011
My Device: Z30

Re: Alarm Manager in BB10 Cascades.

Any update on this user alarm server? Would be nice to have something like that without abusing something like clock_nanosleep Smiley Happy
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