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Programming Wireless Devices with the Java™ 2 Platform, Micro Edition, Second Edition by Jim Holliday - Editor, Aleksi Uotila, Mark Patel, Jyri Huopaniemi, Jim Van Peursem, Antero Taivalsaari, Roger Riggs

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Chapter 17. Event-Driven Application Launch

The MIDP Specification version 2.0 defines an option to automatically launch a MIDlet when a notification is received. Notifications can be network- or alarm-based. Network notifications, also known as push notifications, can occur when the device receives an incoming network connection for one of its MIDlets. Alarm-based notifications can occur at a time set by a MIDlet.

Automatic launching is not a required device feature. Devices can support both types of notifications, only one type, or neither.

Notifications can cause MIDlets to be launched without direct user intervention; users could be unaware ...

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