Multiple Mobile Shutdown Messages?

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at
Tue Feb 2 16:19:12 EST 2016

I haven't played with this, but thinking aloud:
1) Set the plist so the app doesn't exit on suspend
2) Therefore, you won't get an exit message unless the app is quit.  Set a
3) on preOpenStack check for the flag.

On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 3:44 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at> wrote:

> Hi All:
> I'm wondering if there are different messages sent on mobile (iOS) when an
> app is backgrounded versus when the app is swipe-dismissed (removed from
> the list of backgrounded apps).
> I'm trying to set up a sort of "reset" behavior in an app that allows
> starting from screen 1 instead of starting from the last saved point.  I'm
> saving user settings normally in a on shutDown handler, but I can't figure
> out it there's some way to detect when the app has been "fully closed"
> (removed), so when the user relaunches the app it knows to start fresh
> from screen 1.
> The only thing that comes to mind is a time stamp and setting an arbitrary
> session time threshold, like 10 minutes: if the user relaunches within the
> time limit they go back to where they left off, but if relaunching outside
> the time limit, they start over.  Obviously this isn't ideal as it forces
> a 10 minute wait to really start over.  Is there another message besides
> shutDown that I'm missing?
> I'd prefer not to use a reset button as this is never done on iOS -- when
> apps are removed from the backgrounded apps list, they usually "know" to
> start over.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks & Regards,
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
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