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Apps Lifecycle on long running processes

Discussion in 'Android Development' started by brtancs, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. brtancs

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    Hi,

    I'm wanting to push various binary data to applications I have running on Android 1.6 devices. I'm considering a combination of SMS messages and running either a service listening on a socket or a web server on the phone.

    I'm curious though; at what point the running web server or service (the minimal execution scenario is just waiting on a socket) would be stopped by the OS automatically, if ever.

    Also, if the server is stopped automatically - can the user be notified and/or given a choice on whether to proceed with stopping the app; or is there a way to except a process from automatic cleanup? From the docs, I'm guessing no here.

    thanks.
     

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    I think you can use setForeground or startForeground, depending on the android version.
     
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    looks good, thanks
     

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