So I guess the app can’t work in the background as it’s not one of those few processes that are allowed by Apple to actually multitask, right? That would really be what I want. But I guess I would have to speak to Steve Jobs about it…
Anyways, push should do the trick, however cumbersome and less secure this workaround would be, if only it worked properly. It seems that I’m not really disconnected only my status is off-line, cause folks actually can ping me, which is even more mysterious since our server doesn’t allow status ‘invisible’. I gave a read to your second link and it may be that this is somehow related to the status thingy, as when I indicate in the config that I want to be “Away” when the app goes in background I actually stay online, only my status is “Idle” (again, mysteriously).
Any chance the new version would solve my problems? And if so - when?
I would rather not disclose my server info publicly as it’s a corporate server. Still your app was reviewed by our IT guys and was approved as good and secure, and this company pretty much sets the standards for what is regarded as good and secure in the networking world, so I hope you’ll live up to these expectations. : )