How to ping a mobile device(android/win mobile) from a web service?


  • I am developing an application for checking if a mobile device is available or not through a service.

    How can I write a PING (or kind of) utility to check the availability of mobile device?



    Thursday, July 22, 2010 1:13 PM


  • Hi Ajmera,

    Generally, mobile devices act as client side of a distributed application, why would need to let a service proactively ping mobile node? If the mobile devices is connected to your local network (or internet available), you can try using standard network ping to visit it. Otherwise, I think the reasonable choice is having the mobile devices installed a certain program which will constantly notify a service to report its existance.

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    • Marked as answer by Bin-ze Zhao Monday, August 02, 2010 10:02 AM
    Monday, August 02, 2010 9:59 AM