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http://stackoverflow.com – I am trying to create a basic chat app using asmack and Openfire. I have created a bound service for the XMPPConnection and each Activity binds to it. I am relatively new to this and I would like some opinions. Whenever I try to bind to a Service there is a very long delay. I know that the bindService is asynchronous but I want to be certain that my implementation of the Service is correct before I begin looking elsewere for problems. I bind my Service in the onCreate method and try to access the connection in the onStart. I am still new to this but I suspect that I have done something w (HowTos)