Background Services / Tasks


#1

Just FYI,

MIT is working on background services. Once completed, we’ll try to incorporate into AppyBuilder. Details here:

https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/mitappinventortest/de5c0668-64d1-4efe-bf33-fc037b0c8e37%40googlegroups.com?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer


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#2

Very good info, @Hossein
It will enabled us new possibilities.

I have read the documentation, it says the notification persist if we run a sticky task until the task finished or the user killed the task.

I think the downside would be if the user install 3-4 apps build using app inventor & buddies, the user’s notification will be crowded.


#3

@Ronin we haven’t checked details. As you said, this could be true if user installs several AI apps that includes services. Also a lot of thoughts should go into it before actually adding services.


#4

is this already applied in appybuilder?


#5

@Hossein Please try to incorporate It into AppyBuilder, that will allow a lot of new features which can’t be done without background services.


#6

The developers of App Inventor are still working on background services. Implementing it now in AB would be to big a risk. It will be a while before it will be ready.


#7

I hope it will be available soon, I’d love to use this. It’s the only thing my app needs to be completed.