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Android App in background

Discussion in 'Legacy GameMaker Community Tech Support' started by Marko03970, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Marko03970

    Marko03970 Member

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    Hi everyone,
    How can I make my app work in the background on android? If anyone knows please help me.
    Thanks.
     
  2. pipebkOT

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    @Marko03970
    and android game app? and what tasks would you want to happen in the background?, most games that do tasks in the background, are really time-server based and not really working in the background.
     
  3. Marko03970

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    I want my app to be run (to appear) after certain time.
     
  4. Marko03970

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    I also want to make that when it appears, it unlocks the phone.
     
  5. johnwo

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    An app that unlocks the phone after a certain interval would be a HUGE security risk.
    I can say that if a user has any security-feature (fingerprint, PIN, password, etc.) enabled, this is not possible; even a phone w/o any screen-lock enabled, I highly doubt it's possible...
     
  6. pipebkOT

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    @Marko03970

    that would be hard to do, certainly impossible , i never seen an app nor a game that can do that.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2019
  7. Marko03970

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    Okay, but can I make the application to activate the power on button on the phone when it activates. And can the application while the phone is in that state (powered on but not unlocked)?
     
  8. pipebkOT

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    nop, I don't think any of that could be possible.

    you should just throw that idea away.
     
  9. rIKmAN

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    What exactly are you trying to do these things for?
    Any app that unlocked my phone and turned it on in my pocket without me knowing would get instantly uninstalled.

    In reality I would think that it would be rejected by Apple / Google for violating the app guidelines / security guidelines anyway - at least I'd hope so.
     
  10. johnwo

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    Just take android for example: You don't remember the PIN to unlock your screen? Reset you phone.
    Same for iOS; hell they had debacles with law enforcement for that...
     

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