Apple’s come up with a “better” solution,
which is a Push notification service for all developers. Example: when
you’re running an IM app, you’re actively connected to the server. When
you’re not running it, the notification service will maintain an IP
connection with the server, which will push updates to various apps.
Developers can push badges, which tells you how many alerts are
waiting, custom alert sounds, and custom textual alerts (like the SMS
Task managers: Madness. Instead:
He’s showing off Windows Mobile and its
Task Manager. The iPhone lovers are laughing at this. HA. HA. HA. And
clapping. They’re really loving it now.
“The wrong solution that some phones jump
to is background processes.” The reasons he’s listing is battery life
and performance, which both degrade faster when you have something else
running in the background.