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Old 06-23-2009, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've finally clued-in that BeeJive (1.1.1) is draining my battery by polling for new IM messages (apparently every few seconds) instead of using push technology to push my new messages down to me. It's promised in the next release, due sometime this summer. Meanwhile Push for BeeJive for the iPhone is available now. In the meantime, I'm tempted to use only the GTalk (GoogleTalk) BB app if it uses Push, since the people I really need to chat with are all on the GTalk network anyway. Does anyone know if the GTalk BB app uses push? How can you tell if it does? I've googled the heckouta this issue, but can find nothing relevant.
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I can't answer your question, however bear in mind BeeJive for the iPhone HAS to use push, due to Apple's implementation of 'thou shalt not run two apps at the same time'.

I certainly don't notice high battery use with GTalk, which I believe RIM actually wrote?
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>>> BeeJive for the iPhone HAS to use push, due to Apple's implementation of 'thou shalt not run two apps at the same time'. <<<

It's my understanding that BeeJive for iPhone prior to 3.0 (of the BJ app; not the iPhone OS) did not use push. There are thousands of iPhone users out there using BJ <3.0 with no push. I'm not disagreeing with you, so much as I don't understand your comment.
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I use RIM's gtalk app all day and it has little battery drain as compared to BeeJive.
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It's my understanding that BeeJive for iPhone prior to 3.0 (of the BJ app; not the iPhone OS) did not use push. There are thousands of iPhone users out there using BJ <3.0 with no push. I'm not disagreeing with you, so much as I don't understand your comment.
I may well be taking out of my a** then. I was under the impression iPhones had to make use of push to receive notifcations? Eg./ say I'm in another app on the iPhone and a new IM comes in. What happens there?
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