JobSchedulerAPI allows you to specify robust conditions for executing tasks, along with centralized task scheduling across the device for optimal system health.
JobScheduleris the Android framework API for scheduling tasks or work. It first became available in Android 5.0 (API level 21), This is a bit of a challenge for Android phones running pre lollipop especially users from Africa. Today I will discover for an alternative method that can schedule background work same as JobScheduler and that is called Firebase JobDispatcher.
Firebase JobDispatcher is an open-source library that provides an API similar to
JobSchedulerin the Android platform. Firebase JobDispatcher serves as a
JobScheduler-compatibility layer for apps targeting versions of Android lower than 5.0 (API level 21).
Compared to a custom
alarm manager, the JobScheduler supports batch scheduling of jobs. The Android system can combine jobs so that battery consumption is reduced. JobManager makes handling uploads easier as it handles automatically the unreliability of the network. It also survives application restarts. Here are example when you would use this job scheduler:
A unit of work is encapsulated by a
JobInfoobject. This object specifies the scheduling criteria. The job scheduler allows to consider the state of the device, e.g., if it is idle or if network is available at the moment. Use the
JobInfo.Builderclass to configure how the scheduled task should run. You can schedule the task to run under specific conditions, such as: