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How to keep my app runs in background

  • Hi,

    I want to build an app using Qt Quick but before start the coding I want to be sure how can I keep my app runs in background just like Skype, Whatsapp...etc?

    My app is for map navigation.

    I found a very brief explanation about how to run Android apps as a service but I couldn't find anything about iOS!

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    Hi @tansgumus ,

    Apple is very conservative in allowing developers long term background threats/events.

    Taken from the Apple docu:

    Implementing Long-Running Background Tasks
    For tasks that require more execution time to implement, you must request specific permissions to run them in the background without their being suspended. In iOS, only specific app types are allowed to run in the background:
    Apps that play audible content to the user while in the background, such as a music player app
    Apps that keep users informed of their location at all times, such as a navigation app Apps that support Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Newsstand apps that need to download and process new content
    Apps that receive regular update from external accessories
    Apps that implement these services must declare the services they support and use system frameworks to implement the relevant aspects of those services. Declaring the services lets the system know which services you use, but in some cases it is the system frameworks that actually prevent your application from being suspended.

    That said, a navigation app should fall in this category. But as it is, you're bound to do it in OBjective-C but its relative easy to include ObjectiveC code in Qt.