Thursday, October 23, 2008

Working on IMAP IDLE support for Android's Email app

For all those screaming about the lack of push e-mail updates for regular IMAP accounts with the basic Email app in Android, I have been digging into the code for the past few days and am preparing a patch for IMAP IDLE support. For those that do not know, IMAP IDLE allows a client to maintain a persistent, light connection to the server that is then notified of new messages as they arrive. Many IMAP servers support this extension, including Microsoft Exchange which would thus allow push e-mail for those that need corporate e-mail options on the G1.

I will post an APK for folks to try once I have the support working well. Stay tuned...