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    Calendar alarms not alerting at specified time

    but later, (especially when I go into DO on the phone) I'll be presented with a long list of alarms I've missed. I can't imagine the intention is that alarms only go off if you actually have DO running, is it? Is anyone else having this problem?

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    I should have specified, I am using an Evo 4G and am syncing with Palm desktop 6.2.2.

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    Are you using a Task Killer? If so try setting it to ignore DJO and see if it helps. It did with mine.
    edit: I have an Eris though.

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    I'm not using a Task killer, no.

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    In order to get notifications from DejaOffice (or any app), the app needs to be running in the background. Apps will run in the background until Android decides to force-close them (when it needs the memory to run a different app). So what probably happened here is that Android force-closed DejaOffice, so that when you opened DejaOffice the next time it gave you all of the alarms it wasn't able to before.

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    I see. Is there anything we can do about this? Or will there be in the future? I mean if Android is eventually always going to kill DO than the alarms function becomes, at best, unreliable.

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    Personally I hate all the Android Notification system. It is like driving a nail with a computerized wrench!

    Currently we are using Android Notifications, and the settings are pretty directly the items we can set in the notification system. What I don't like is the inability to easily snooze, the small print, and the fact that I frequently miss the alarm because I stepped away from the phone for just a minute.

    I'm going to post this in our release schedule, but count on a big change in alarms coming up soon, maybe by August 15 or so. I want it to work just like old Palm OS. An alarm rings and brings up a popup notification of the one alarm, not a list or a notification manager. Then on that screen you can snooze or dismiss. This is so simple. It's astonishing that Google has made a complex system that lacks the capability of acting like a simple alarm clock. I hope we can hack enough of the OS to handle it.

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    It would be great also to have a LED-notification.

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    Hi, I believe I am facing the same problem: I used to have DJO alarms to work normally. A few weeks ago, I did a full factory reset on my Galaxy Spica and re-installed everything (including DJO 1.6.8), plus a few other apps. Since then, I noticed DJO alarms don't work from Android's home screen anymore. When I open DJO, then they pop normally.

    My memory is pretty full (running Android 2.1 with app2sd to get some extra room) so I wonder if this is related to Android's memory cleaning routine. If so, is there anything I could do? I don't open DJO on a regular basis (my calendar is mostly for birthdays) so I'm afraid of missing notifications, which is exactly what I would expect from an alarm...

    Lior

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLCTO View Post
    Personally I hate all the Android Notification system. It is like driving a nail with a computerized wrench!

    Currently we are using Android Notifications, and the settings are pretty directly the items we can set in the notification system. What I don't like is the inability to easily snooze, the small print, and the fact that I frequently miss the alarm because I stepped away from the phone for just a minute.

    I'm going to post this in our release schedule, but count on a big change in alarms coming up soon, maybe by August 15 or so. I want it to work just like old Palm OS. An alarm rings and brings up a popup notification of the one alarm, not a list or a notification manager. Then on that screen you can snooze or dismiss. This is so simple. It's astonishing that Google has made a complex system that lacks the capability of acting like a simple alarm clock. I hope we can hack enough of the OS to handle it.
    I agree - although somewhat primitive in comparison to the Android operating system in many ways, one thing that Palm did very well with their devices was PIM management. As you said, it is unfortunate that Google saw fit to release an OS with so many obstacles in place to interfere with productivity applications like Deja Office. My sincere hope is that your team is able to overcome these issues and unlock those areas of functionality we have all been waiting for since leaving the Palm world.

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