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05-14-2012 01:30 PM
I agree, such features present UX challenges. Android does a fair job of this, though the info is burried deep in the menus. Nothing the TAT guys wouldn't be able to figure out though. Plus, with QNX the scheduling, throttling, monitoring and managing of background tasks should be a lot easier than with other system. IMHO it's a required feature for a modern platform.
Anyhow, after the BB10 Jam sessions I hoped that there had been a little more progress. Still, we'll get there eventually
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01-02-2013 09:02 PM
Any update on this? I have 2 apps from old OS that I didn't bother porting to BB 10 because they require background process. I tried searching now to see whether there's an improvement but I didn't find answers yet.
If background service is not available yet is there any workaround at the moment? My app simple needs pushing notifications to the hub but a background process must be running to read data from a store (I have not explored BB10 SDK yet but consider it a datastore/database) and check if some data has to change state and notify the user.
No push service is actually necessary in my app as the data is persisted in the device, not in the server. So I suppose this kind of functionality requires a simple background process of checking datastore and notify the user.
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