Monday, October 4, 2010

Android Demo Available

The Android operating system is spreading to more and more smartphones. Being able to deliver real-time updates to applications running on Android phones may be a crucial feature for many scenarios (from financial applications, to social and collaboration tools).

Lightstreamer is a perfect means to push data updates to any application/device connected to the Internet, including Android phones. For this reason, we have decided to release an Android example for Lightstreamer, together with full-source code.

This Android app, developed in Java, uses the Lightstreamer Java Client library to subscribe to 15 stock prices (as most of our typical "Stock-List Demos" do). The price updates are received in real-time, with very low latency, through a connection based on HTTP streaming.

All the well known optimization mechanisms of Lightstreamer take place, such as congestion control, adaptive throttling, delta delivery, and conflation. This results in a very modest bandwidth used to push the data.

You can download the full source code and use it as a good starting point for your own tests and projects.

Check out this demo on your Android phone by installing it via the Android Market. You can use the QR code to the right as a shortcut.
If you don't see it, please go to


  1. Can we have some Demo application which will work on Android Client and Java server.

  2. Sure, the demo mentioned in the article does that. See


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