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Method Description
Service.Send( cmd,p1,p2,p3,p4,p5,p6,p7 )
Service.SendImg( cmd,img )
Service.SendMessage( msg )
Service.SetOnMessage( callback )


(posted by Dave Smart in the DroidScript Forum)

Create a new project called “Music Service” and copy the 2 files in the folder.

File 1:

//Called when service is started.
function OnStart()
app.ShowPopup( "Hello from Service!" );
//Create media player.
player = app.CreateMediaPlayer();
player.SetOnReady( player_OnReady );
player.SetOnComplete( player_OnComplete );
//Query media store for a nice long track.
media = app.CreateMediaStore();
media.SetOnMediaResult( media_OnMediaResult );
media.QueryMedia( "duration > 120000", "", "external" );
//Handle media query results.
function media_OnMediaResult( result )
if( result.length==0 ) return;
//Play first file found.
track = result[51];
player.SetFile( track.uri );
//Get album art.
var img = app.CreateImage( null, 0.1, 0.1 );
var gotArt = media.GetAlbumArt( img, track.albumId, "external" );
//Show a notification with album art if available.
notify = app.CreateNotification( "Ongoing" );
notify.SetMessage( track.title, track.title, track.album ); 
if( gotArt ) notify.SetLargeImage( img );
notify.Notify( "my_player_id" ); 
//Called when we get a service message.
function OnMessage( msg )
//Show debug in WiFi IDE.
console.log( msg );
//Handle commands from main App.
if( msg=="play" ) player.Play();
else if( msg=="pause" ) player.Pause();
else if( msg=="quit" ) notify.Cancel( "my_player_id" );
//Called when player is ready to play.
function player_OnReady()
//Called when playback has finished.
function player_OnComplete()
notify.SetMessage( "Track Finished!", track.title, track.album ); 
notify.Notify( "my_player_id" );

File 2:

Music Service.js
//Called when application is started.
function OnStart()
//Create a layout.
lay = app.CreateLayout( "linear", "VCenter,FillXY" ); 
//Create a 'Play' button.
btn = app.CreateButton( "Play", 0.6, 0.1 );
btn.SetMargins( 0, 0.05, 0, 0 );
lay.AddChild( btn );
btn.SetOnTouch( btn_OnTouchPlay );
//Create a 'Pause' button.
btn = app.CreateButton( "Pause", 0.6, 0.1 );
btn.SetMargins( 0, 0.05, 0, 0 );
lay.AddChild( btn );
btn.SetOnTouch( btn_OnTouchPause );
//Create a 'Stop Service' button.
btn = app.CreateButton( "Stop Service", 0.6, 0.1 );
btn.SetMargins( 0, 0.05, 0, 0 );
lay.AddChild( btn );
btn.SetOnTouch( btn_OnTouchStop );
//Add layout to app. 
app.AddLayout( lay );
//Start/connect to our service.
svc = app.CreateService( "this","this", OnServiceReady );
//This will cause your service to start at boot.
app.SetAutoBoot( "Service" );
//Called after our service has started.
function OnServiceReady()
console.log( "Service Ready" );
function btn_OnTouchStop()
//Tell service we are quitting.
svc.SendMessage( "quit" );
//Stop the service.
function btn_OnTouchPlay()
//Tell service to play music.
svc.SendMessage( "play" );
function btn_OnTouchPause()
//Tell service to pause music.
svc.SendMessage( "pause" );

There is another background service sample at Web file service

built_in/service.txt · Last modified: 2015/12/17 17:08 by stevegarman