Porting to Windows8 from WP | Background agents (11 of 12) - by Andreas Hammar , Håkan Reis and Peter von Lochow
The Mango (7.1) update for Windows Phone brought us a lot of goodies including the Scheduled Task Agent. It allowed us to create a feeling of push notifications without actually doing any server push implementation. In the Reseguiden app we use the background agents to do new searches for trips and displaying the top result in the app tile. Sort of a budget-push.
So, the question is, does the same functionality exist in Windows 8? The answer is yes; same same but different.
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