1. decypher44's Avatar
    So I have a question regarding Poynt. After I close the app (BB button-Close), there is a Poynt process still running in the background. I noticed this by using Kisses. I uninstalled it, then reinstalled it later. Same thing. I noticed that my battery would drain faster while I had the app. I like the app, but I don't want to use it if it really does this. Make sense? Sorry, tired.

    Thanks.

    Also, I have options set to cell tower, with my GPS off.
    Last edited by decypher44; 03-09-10 at 10:28 PM.
    03-09-10 10:23 PM
  2. bjack56's Avatar
    Once I learned how to properly exit (BB button-Close) my battery drain disappeared.
    03-09-10 11:29 PM
  3. decypher44's Avatar
    I wonder what I'm missing. I'm doing it that way, as I do with all my apps. I must be missing something.
    03-10-10 12:37 AM
  4. digitalb0y's Avatar
    I can't speak about its effect on my battery, but you're not crazy. I just checked the processes list in the JVM eScreens and Poynt definitely has a process running constantly, although it doesn't appear to be doing much.

    You can kill it from the eScreen too, and oddly, if you restart Poynt and then properly close it, it doesn't leave a process running. Perhaps that process is started on boot? Either way, if you're concerned about whatever the background process is doing, you could force kill it and then monitor to make sure nothing makes it start again.

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    03-10-10 03:16 AM
  5. decypher44's Avatar
    Thanks for the info! Question: How do you force-kill a process?
    Last edited by decypher44; 03-10-10 at 09:06 AM.
    03-10-10 08:44 AM
  6. pwerry's Avatar
    I can't speak about its effect on my battery, but you're not crazy. I just checked the processes list in the JVM eScreens and Poynt definitely has a process running constantly, although it doesn't appear to be doing much.

    You can kill it from the eScreen too, and oddly, if you restart Poynt and then properly close it, it doesn't leave a process running. Perhaps that process is started on boot? Either way, if you're concerned about whatever the background process is doing, you could force kill it and then monitor to make sure nothing makes it start again.

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    Hey digitalb0y,

    That process you're seeing is a messagelist daemon. If you shut it down, you will not be able to receive movie ticket receipts in your inbox. It does nothing else except manage the movie ticket receipts.

    The process sits idle waiting for notifications so you really don't have to worry about it consuming battery.
    03-10-10 11:04 AM
  7. decypher44's Avatar
    Hey digitalb0y,

    That process you're seeing is a messagelist daemon. If you shut it down, you will not be able to receive movie ticket receipts in your inbox. It does nothing else except manage the movie ticket receipts.

    The process sits idle waiting for notifications so you really don't have to worry about it consuming battery.
    Then it may have been coincidence both times I had it installed. And I mean that sincerely. I'll give it another go. I'll try it for a week and see what happens.
    03-10-10 01:52 PM
  8. dollface's Avatar
    I have been running Poynt for about a year and close it by pressing the BB Option button and choosing EXIT. I have not noticed any drop in memory or battery life, but I will tell you, my battery is a lot better since I uninstalled the stupid gmail enhanced email add-on. That thing must run all the time.
    03-10-10 02:10 PM
  9. digitalb0y's Avatar
    That process you're seeing is a messagelist daemon. If you shut it down, you will not be able to receive movie ticket receipts in your inbox. It does nothing else except manage the movie ticket receipts.

    The process sits idle waiting for notifications so you really don't have to worry about it consuming battery.
    Ah, good to know. Thanks for the response! That's why I didn't want to comment on its effect on the battery. It was going nothing at all to my processor load and din't appear to be doing anything. I simply monitored its behavior after a reset and after closing the process and restarting Poynt. It's certainly not something that's ever given me cause for worry, nor do I plan on killing the process every time I reboot.

    Thanks for the info! Question: How do you force-kill a process?
    As long as you have access to the eScreens, you can go to the JVM Engineering Screens and click on "Processes", then scroll down the list of stuff you have running. If there's something hangling or using a bunch of RAM and CPU and you want to kill it, just highlight it, click the menu button, and choose Kil Process. You'll get an Uncaught Exception error message but you can just dismiss the alert.
    03-10-10 09:25 PM
  10. Strakerhc's Avatar
    How do you get access to escreens? I'm sorry but I don't even know what that is.

    How is it different than Kisses?
    03-11-10 10:58 AM
  11. digitalb0y's Avatar
    How do you get access to escreens? I'm sorry but I don't even know what that is.

    How is it different than Kisses?
    I don't know, never used kisses. I'm doing a new, easier to use guide to accessing and using the eScreens, but in the meantime, search for 'escreen codegen' or 'escreen keygen.'. You should find what you're looking for.

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    03-11-10 11:47 PM
  12. decypher44's Avatar
    Just wanted to share with you all the official response I received from Poynt. I have to say, this is the most thorough, helpful response I've ever received from a company:

    "Hi there,

    Thanks for your email.

    Poynt has an idle process in the background that is required to integrate with the message list. When users purchase movie tickets, we place a message into the message list and update the banner indicator. We also listen for changes in state of movie ticket receipt messages to update the UI accordingly.

    We've conducted extensive product testing and determined that leaving your GPS on has negligible impact on battery life; Poynt is also designed to automatically shut off communications with your GPS chip when in background mode, and to access the GPS only periodically when in foreground mode.

    If you are experiencing a battery drain, this is likely due to Google Maps, which does not stop communicating with your GPS chipset when backgrounded, and does cause a serious battery drain. If you are using Google Maps Mobile with Poynt, it is very important to close the app by hitting the Menu key and selecting Exit rather than simply hitting the Enter key.

    You can check from your main screen whether Google Maps Mobile is on in background mode by holding down the Menu key. If you see the icon displayed in the list provided, go in and shut it down now.

    Please let us know if the problem persists, or if you are not a Google Maps Mobile user, and we'll be happy to investigate this issue further.

    Enjoy your day,

    The Poynt Support Team"
    03-12-10 12:01 AM
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