Is anyone using IM+ with Backgrounder?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by map1978, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. map1978 macrumors 68020

    map1978

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    Does anyone know why IM+ doesn't use badges when you have new messages? Or is it because I'm using it with backgrounder?

    Just curious to know about peoples thoughts about this. Also, I can never tell if it stays connected or reconnects.

    For example, if I go into the app, after an hour of not using it, the app says "restoring" then shows buddy lists. Was I signed in that whole time?

    Thanks to everyone who contributes useful input ;)
     
  2. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Not sure about IM+, but my experience with Yahoo messenger running in the background with backgrounder was not too positive. I couldn't hear any incoming IM and badges were not updated. I think badges are definitely push related so when you have it running in the background, it doesn't function the same. I may be wrong :). My suggestion is to not use it in the background if you are with official carrier since push works fine.
     
  3. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Why would you use backgrounder? IM+ supports push notifications.
     
  4. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    yeah im wondering the same thing, i would think push would save more battery too
     
  5. map1978 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i found push notifications to be a more battery hog over backgrounder IMO
     
  6. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Try it again. Push is a tiny system service, while IM+ is a (comparably) huge app which polls the internet constantly. I can't imagine that push wouldn't be far less of a drain.
     
  7. The General macrumors 601

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    Well, you found wrong, then. :rolleyes:
     
  8. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I was trying to say this more nicely. But yes.
     
  9. map1978 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    why am I wrong smart guy?

    it is known for every iphone to have different battery juice problems

    i had spectacular battery life pre-jb and now have manageable batt life

    dont make me forum smack you ;)
     
  10. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    maybe its because of usage over time, and the updates causes battery life to drain more constantly
     
  11. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    If this were true, don't you think Apple would allow backgrounding? Why do you think they implemented push notifications in the first place?
     
  12. map1978 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    its crazy because theres plenty of free memory to do so
     

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