I'm absolutlly new around, but have been developing an app for Android (strugling to…) and just found Appcelerator and think might help me speed up the development process & include iPhone for a fraction of the effort.
The app I want to build needs to have a thread in the background that keeps posting and pulling info from a webservice.
Depending on the response from the service, the app will wake a view thread, or just update the already running one.
I saw in the docs that there are the classic JS methods (setInterval & setTimeout), but I'm not sure that will keep running if the main view thread is stopped.
So, I have 2 questions…
1) You think Titanium & SDK for mobile could help me/has the mobile APIs the methods and objects I need?
2) Do setInterval and/or setTimeout keep ticking if the thread they were constructed from is stopped?
Thanks in advanced!
Where can I find more about background threads in 1.5?
You'll need a service to accomplish that. We're planning on releasing service support in 1.5.