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06-18-2011 05:18 PM - edited 06-18-2011 05:20 PM
Well, its almost a year since this was due in next release.... Any news as i am interested in this as well. Nallos trick is excellent for BB... You have any bright ideas for similar Playbook workaround while we wait?
06-19-2011 08:27 AM
Full support for starting an application in the background on the BlackBerry OS was made available I believe in WebWorks v.1.5... and it is fully supported in WebWorks 2.0
The PlayBook currently doesn't have the abiltiy for any app to run on startup in the background.
06-26-2011 05:38 AM
06-26-2011 07:53 AM
There is only ever one page loaded in a WebWorks application at once. This means that there is a single thread on the current page that you are viewing and you can run Worker threads within that page to do background work.
An alternate entry point for running a WebWorks application in the background essentially specifies an alternate starting page but don't bring the application to the foreground. It isn't the same as Java where you will have two separate threads running all the time.
Whenever the user brings the application to the foreground by clicking on the home screen icon, the application will be brought to the foreground using the main entry point.