Running Background Process

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Running Background Process

Postby jjalan » Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:49 pm


I have written an intentreceiver which gets launched when the boot has completed. In this, I run a thread in the background process which do certain task periodically. Here is my piece of code:

public class AddressLogService extends IntentReceiver{
/* the intent source*/
static final String ACTION = "android.intent.action.BOOT_COMPLETED";
public void onReceiveIntent(Context context, Intent intent) {
if (intent.getAction().equals(ACTION))
NewRunnable AddressLog = new NewRunnable(context);
Thread tr = new Thread(null,AddressLog,"Address Logger");

private class NewRunnable implements Runnable {
private Context context;
// Initializing the Runnable Class
public NewRunnable(Context c){
context = c;
public void run(){
isServerUp = true;
if(isServerUp ){
// Do some processing
Thread.sleep(15 * 1000);
}catch(Exception e){}

I have included the required receiver details and permission in AndroidManifest.xml
The problem is when I launch my emulator, this thread sometimes run and sometime it does not run. I have to try launching the emulator certain times before I get this thread running. I check this by checking the server log. I am not sure why this is happening. Can any point me out why this is happening? Or is anyone can suggest there is any other better way to approach this task.

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