Author Topic: Aqua Mail notification  (Read 13051 times)

DaveRook

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Aqua Mail notification
« on: February 07, 2013, 02:10:02 pm »
Hi

I want to purchase the app but I have a question; When we purchase the app does the Blue icon (the AquaMail Icon) no longer appear in the notification bar (status bar). There is no need to have it there, it's just in the way. The 'grey' icon (which indicates there is an unread message) is useful but the blue one just consumes space and is distracting!

Dave
« Last Edit: February 07, 2013, 02:39:53 pm by DaveRook »

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Re: Aqua Mail notification
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 03:13:18 pm »
I only see the blue icon when Aquamail is checking for mail.

Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: Aqua Mail notification
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 12:24:52 am »
The blue icon is needed to keep the app alive (so it doesn't get kicked out of memory). This would be when the app is checking mail, or is working in IMAP Push mode (which requires ongoing server connections).

That's "by the book", per Android developer docs anyway.

There is a setting to turn the icon off: app settings -> extended mode -> user interface section. You can ignore the warning there, and just try it. This setting is present in the free version as well.
Creating debug logs for diagnostics: https://www.aqua-mail.com/troubleshooting/

The official FAQ: https://www.aqua-mail.com/faq/

Лог-файлы для диагностики: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/troubleshooting/

Вопросы и ответы: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/faq/

doctorow

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Re: Aqua Mail notification
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 01:03:57 am »
The blue icon is needed to keep the app alive (so it doesn't get kicked out of memory). This would be when the app is checking mail, or is working in IMAP Push mode (which requires ongoing server connections).

That's "by the book", per Android developer docs anyway.

Since JB you can make that notification invisible from the bar (only show it in the pull down). It would be nice if Aqua Mail could support this since the blue icon doesn't serve any true notification purpose.

More on hidden (opportunistic) notification with PRIORITY_MIN: http://developer.android.com/design/patterns/notifications.html

Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: Aqua Mail notification
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 02:44:51 am »
Wow, amazing. They updated the docs too -- just a few days ago, it said something like:

"The system will make a determination about how to interpret notification priority as described in MUMBLE MUMBLE".

https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=37700

Won't make it into the next update (which I'm about to post, with a couple of important fixes), but I'll look into it very soon.

Thanks again!

<mumble>

But wait, that completely thwarts the intention, preventing silently running malware... This was the purpose of requiring the icon since 2.0.

Is Google going to consider this a bug and "fix" it, or did they give up on trying to control all the stuff that runs all the time on a typical Android device?

Let's hope nobody from the Android team is reading this.

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Creating debug logs for diagnostics: https://www.aqua-mail.com/troubleshooting/

The official FAQ: https://www.aqua-mail.com/faq/

Лог-файлы для диагностики: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/troubleshooting/

Вопросы и ответы: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/faq/