Sunday, July 31, 2011

[android-developers] Re: Comms with Intent

Thanks for the response Nikolay ---

> Assuming the servlet runs in a separate thread, no. Not directly
> at least.

That's what I was afraid of ...

> You could launch the activity using the FLAG_ACTIVITY_SINGLE_TOP
> flag. Then when you call startActivity() again, a new instance
> won't be created, the intent will be delivered to onNewIntent().

Worth trying.

> Alternatively, you could use a Handler to send messages to
> the GUI thread. The hard part may be how to get a GUI-thread
> Handler to your servlet container though. Assuming the whole
> app server is started from the GUI thread, you have to create
> a Handler (on the GUI thread) and find a way to stuff it in a
> globally accessible place (Application static field, etc.)

Yes I agree, not sure how I can get the Handler but I will look into
it. Not a bad idea at all! Thakns

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