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Doggcatcher slows down my htc hero

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cboluda
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Doggcatcher slows down my htc hero

I checked that Doggcatcher slows down my htc hero. It's very noticeable.
And I think I isolated the problem to the Doggcatcher service, not the app.
Advanced task manager shows the doggcatcher service is always running.
If I kill the app, the phone does not recover is usual behaviour, but
when I kill the service the phone recovers its normal speed and responsiveness.

Then I start Doggcatcher again and the service is started, I listen some podcast and leave Doggcatcher in background pressing the home button. Then the phone start acting slow and the usual speed and responsiveness is lost.

It's not a big deal, but it's anoying.

Maybe a option to kill the service when exiting the app... just a thought.

Besides this, the aplication is great to use, I'm veeery pleased with it, and leads the podcasting in Android.

Charles,

eric
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Performance

I wouldn't pay too much attention to the separation between the app and the service. The service runs in the same process as the app and neither one works alone. There are some cases where you can get such the service running, but it's really not doing anything.

There is a preference that will be in the next release that will help you called keep-alive.

DC currently always tries to stay in memory, this works great unless you have a few other apps doing the same thing. When multiple app all want to stay in memory, resources get tight and the phone slows down.

I've added an option to only keep DC in memory when it's busy. So it will be allowed to get evicted from memory more easily when it's not playing, downloading, etc. The disadvantage is that when you switch to DC, it takes a few extra seconds for the app to start. I've been using it this way for a few weeks and I think it's a better experience overall.

When DC is evicted in this situation, both the app and service die.

zubinmadon
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Does DC still auto-download

Does DC still auto-download podcasts in the background after it is evicted?

eric
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Auto-download after eviction

DC will wake back up when it's scheduled to, perform an update, download any queued media, and then lower it's priority. At least that's what I intend, if you notice anything different, please let me know :-)

Also, take a look at this post that covers this a little more deeply.

http://www.snoggdoggler.com/node/363

cboluda
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Perfect!, sounds as a good

Perfect!, sounds as a good solution.