Some applications do work in the background while other applications are running in the foreground. For instance, an email client might regularly download new emails even while you are using the web browser. These applications can inform the user about interesting events. For instance, the email application can inform the user that a new email has arrived.
Your application can do this by using the
Hildon::Notification class, available in the
libhildon-notifymm library. It is based on the widely-used
libnotify library and standard.
libhildon-notifymm, you must specify
hildon-notifymm in the
PKG_CHECK_MODULES check in your
configure.ac file, just as you already check for
hildonmm, for instance. You can then include the
hildon-notifymm.h header. See the main Header files and linking section for general details about these techniques.