I am currently working on a GPS tracking app but I am facing problems that the GPS/Tracking would always stop once the screen turns of or you leave the app for a short moment (e.g. to reply to a text message)… I need the GPS to continue and also a time tracker to stay alive when the app is in background for a short time or screen turns off…
It seems that there is currently no way to completely run the app in background, even tough MIT is working on Tasks to run services in the background… But unfortunately it is beta for now and their beta version does not have any MAP component (idk why because it HAS a location sensor which can even run in Task)
But IS THERE A SOLUTION to at least make the GPS continue while the screen turns of or the app is left for a short period of time?? Because if there is absolutely no way, I think I’ll have to stop working on this project because who wants a route tracker that always has to stay opened and screen kept active…
I found this Let your app run its background service(s) and would like to give it a try but can any of the developers here tell me if this could really work and does it negatively affect the app / phone?
@thunkable are you also working on Tasks/Background Services or will you implement this in future updates like MIT will?