doesn't the new kddi/au phones (a5xxx series) let you run java apps in the
'background' that gets trigged on special events like that? read somewhere
that kddi/au are putting up a new service where a company can track all
their sales staff. the sales people have an app running on their phone, and
the boss (or whoever) can request location information and status etc. from
the phone to see what the employees are doing. the application didn't have
to run in the foreground, but was trigged in some way. not sure how though,
as the article didn't go into any technical details.
anyway, i guess this feature will make kddi/au's market share among sales
people to drop.
Curt Sampson wrote:
> But it's not going to happen with Java apps. You can't keep the
> app running all the time, and when it's not running, your messages
> aren't "instant" any more, are they?
> (Though I suppose you could send an SMS asking someone to log in....)
Received on Fri Aug 30 16:39:34 2002