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Why is the icon always put in the status bar?

Last Updated: Mar 04, 2014 05:05PM UTC
Technically speaking, Atooma is a foreground service on Android.

It's considered to be something the user is actively aware of and thus not a candidate for the system to kill when low on memory. A foreground service must provide a notification for the status bar, which is placed under the "Ongoing" heading, which means that the notification cannot be dismissed unless the service is either stopped or removed from the foreground.

For example, a music player that plays music from a service should be set to run in the foreground, because the user is explicitly aware of its operation. The notification in the status bar might indicate the current song and allow the user to launch an activity to interact with the music player.

Atooma need to be a foreground service as it follows your mobile life even if you switch to another application, or simply focus on other stuff.
  • You do not display the icon if no Atooma is enabled
  • You display the shadow icon only if one or more Atooma are enabled
  • Remember: if you logout from Atooma, it will not be able to perform your rules anymore.
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