Continuos Vibrate and Music Alert until Confirmation : update

I had recently thought I solved my issue with creating a continuous vibrate and music alert for the BlackBerry application that I created for work. Unfortunately, when I put the fix on to the phone, the volume level of the music was very low, even though I had the volume set to 100%. So, it was back to the drawing board to try and figure out how to get this working. The main issue was determining if the music had finished and then starting it again until the user pressed a key.

After messing around with NotificationsEngineListener, Event and the Notifications Demo for what seemed like forever and continuing to get thread errors and other issues, it was a simple step back and regroup that helped me see the light. Instead of trying to kick off an event and a listener for the Notification, all I had to do was immediately kick off the Notification.

NotificationsManager.triggerImmediateEvent(bbhAttribute.NOTIFICATION_MESSAGEPAGE, 0, null, null);

I was already checking to see when the music had finished to determine if I needed to stop or continue. So, the simple step was to put the triggerImmediateEvent in the check.

public void audioDone(int reason)
{
	System.out.println("audioDone function");
	
	switch(reason) {
		case REASON_KEY_PRESSED:
			//System.out.println("Key Pressed.  Stopping Alert");
			stopAlert();
			break;
		case  REASON_COMPLETED:
			//System.out.println("Completed Called.  Stopping Alert");
			NotificationsManager.triggerImmediateEvent(bbhAttribute.NOTIFICATION_MESSAGEPAGE, 0, null, null);
			continueAlert();
			break;
		case REASON_STOP_CALLED:
			//System.out.println("Stop Called.  Do Nothing.");
			// Do nothing
			break;
	}
}

Which basically means, the initial music and vibrate will play and then when they are done and the user hasn’t clicked a button to stop it, the Notification will start before the music and vibrate plays again.

So far, this seems to be the working solution. I hope this is the final solution, because it has been a headache. I hope the BB10 method of notify users has something simple for continuous notification.

About DeanLogic
Dean has been playing around with programming ever since his family got an IBM PC back in the early 80's. Things have changed since BASICA and Dean has dabbled in HTML, JavaScript, Action Script, Flex, Flash, PHP, C#, C++, J2ME and SQL. On this site Dean likes to share his adventures in coding. And since programming isn't enough of a time killer, Dean has also picked up the hobby of short film creation.

About DeanLogic

Dean has been playing around with programming ever since his family got an IBM PC back in the early 80's. Things have changed since BASICA and Dean has dabbled in HTML, JavaScript, Action Script, Flex, Flash, PHP, C#, C++, J2ME and SQL. On this site Dean likes to share his adventures in coding. And since programming isn't enough of a time killer, Dean has also picked up the hobby of short film creation.