1. trevorcroft's Avatar
    I really need a headless app that is always running that keeps a few android messaging apps always on?

    Does anything like this exist?

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    01-27-15 10:34 AM
  2. Plummerdc88's Avatar
    not that i have ever seen. Android apps will run as all other apps if the live tiles are active, but i don't think any headless android app support exists
    01-27-15 10:39 AM
  3. pttptppt's Avatar
    If possible, this would be great. Although I don't see how it would work

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    01-27-15 10:55 AM
  4. trevorcroft's Avatar
    not that i have ever seen. Android apps will run as all other apps if the live tiles are active, but i don't think any headless android app support exists
    Someone could write a native headless blackberry app, lets call it "always on" or "keep alive"... you open it, pick the apps you want to always be on, and voila, those apps, whether android or blackberry, are always on.

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    01-27-15 11:30 AM
  5. FrankIAm's Avatar
    Someone could write a native headless blackberry app, lets call it "always on" or "keep alive"... you open it, pick the apps you want to always be on, and voila, those apps, whether android or blackberry, are always on.

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    Is that even possible with the current API?
    01-27-15 11:32 AM
  6. pttptppt's Avatar
    Someone could write a native headless blackberry app, lets call it "always on" or "keep alive"... you open it, pick the apps you want to always be on, and voila, those apps, whether android or blackberry, are always on.

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    But that's the problem. Afaik, you can't access the android runtime through native apps

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    01-27-15 11:32 AM
  7. CrackberryQ's Avatar
    What do u mean no headless android??

    My wife uses android facebook, I use soundcloud, Skype, etc.. they run headless!

    Am I missing smthg?

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    01-27-15 12:13 PM
  8. der_mit's Avatar
    What do u mean no headless android??

    My wife uses android facebook, I use soundcloud, Skype, etc.. they run headless!

    Am I missing smthg?

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    Yeah, I've noticed I get notifications from android facebook even when the app is closed.

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    01-27-15 12:32 PM
  9. Plummerdc88's Avatar
    Yeah, I've noticed I get notifications from android facebook even when the app is closed.

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    Interesting I wonder if its from the fact the app is "headless" or if it is fetching notifications in some way.
    01-27-15 12:35 PM
  10. thurask's Avatar
    Someone could write a native headless blackberry app, lets call it "always on" or "keep alive"... you open it, pick the apps you want to always be on, and voila, those apps, whether android or blackberry, are always on.

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    Don't think apps can control other apps with commonly available developer tools. Would be a gaping security hole.

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    01-27-15 12:37 PM
  11. trevorcroft's Avatar
    Yeah, I've noticed I get notifications from android facebook even when the app is closed.

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    I use Lync 2013 doesn't run headless, so if it doesn't have an active running tile in my home screen I appear offline... the good thing about lync is I will get an email saying I missed a conversation, but I'd like to always be on.

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    01-27-15 12:47 PM
  12. trevorcroft's Avatar
    Don't think apps can control other apps with commonly available developer tools. Would be a gaping security hole.

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    An app can't launch another app? I've never programmed for blackberry, I figured it would be like desktop programming, its very easy to get a list of running processes and launch new processes... but yeah you're probably right unfortunately

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    01-27-15 12:51 PM
  13. thurask's Avatar
    An app can't launch another app? I've never programmed for blackberry, I figured it would be like desktop programming, its very easy to get a list of running processes and launch new processes... but yeah you're probably right unfortunately

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    An app can invoke certain other apps, but anything else should be done under the system Device Monitor. I also don't think it can get a running list of apps, since invocation is intended for opening predefined apps to share/otherwise handle data. No different than just opening the app yourself, in this case.

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    01-27-15 12:57 PM

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