Android Question Periodic polling of web server

Kevin Hartin

Licensed User
I need my app to periodically poll a webserver to get any updates to the web database (mainly new records).

I have considered web services, long polling and firebase, but would prefer to simply poll the webserver periodically using HttpJob as I already have these functions working through menu click events and the update timing is such that it is not so time-critical.

I assume it is a service and counter sort of thing, thanks in advance.