Firefox OS/Comms/Dialer/WAP-Push

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This is mostly unrelated to the dialer but may still be nice to know.

Gabriele is the best person to contact for issues here.

  • Delivers special messages over SMS
  • Normally from carrier
  • Can contain links, configuration messages, full text documents with APN, configuration for data connectivity, etc.
  • Handled by Gecko as system messages
  • Originally were going to go into Messages app
  • Now a separate app, closes itself when messages are processed
  • Apps can't close themselves, so hacks needed to work around this
  • Lots of vendor-specific stuff
  • Sent using special software from vendors called NowSMS, we don't have access to this
  • Race: receive and process a message, then signal to close the app, then receive a message before app closed gets into a weird state