Multiple Mobile Shutdown Messages?

Kevin Miller kevin at
Wed Feb 3 06:31:04 EST 2016

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On 02/02/2016 23:18, "use-livecode on behalf of Scott Rossi"
<use-livecode-bounces at on behalf of
scott at> wrote:

>Actually, openStack seems to work the same -- not sent after resuming from
>being backgrounded.  So several options to be had :-)
>Thanks again,
>Scott Rossi
>Creative Director
>Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
>On 2/2/16, 3:11 PM, "use-livecode on behalf of Scott Rossi"
><use-livecode-bounces at on behalf of
>scott at> wrote:
>>OK, it looks like the "startup" message is indeed the way to go: sent
>>launching fresh, not sent when launching after suspended.
>>Thanks guys.
>>Scott Rossi
>>Creative Director
>>Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
>>On 2/2/16, 2:25 PM, "use-livecode on behalf of Scott Rossi"
>><use-livecode-bounces at on behalf of
>>scott at> wrote:
>>>Thanks for the suggestions.  The pList option could work, but what
>>>is sent when launching the stack from the backgrounded state?  Resume?
>>>Thanks & Regards,
>>>Scott Rossi
>>>Creative Director
>>>Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
>>>On 2/2/16, 1:19 PM, "use-livecode on behalf of Mike Kerner"
>>><use-livecode-bounces at on behalf of
>>>MikeKerner at> wrote:
>>>>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.
>>>>3) on preOpenStack check for the flag.
>>>>On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 3:44 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at>
>>>>> Hi All:
>>>>> I'm wondering if there are different messages sent on mobile (iOS)
>>>>> app is backgrounded versus when the app is swipe-dismissed (removed
>>>>> 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.
>>>>> saving user settings normally in a on shutDown handler, but I can't
>>>>> out it there's some way to detect when the app has been "fully
>>>>> (removed), so when the user relaunches the app it knows to start
>>>>> from screen 1.
>>>>> The only thing that comes to mind is a time stamp and setting an
>>>>> session time threshold, like 10 minutes: if the user relaunches
>>>>> time limit they go back to where they left off, but if relaunching
>>>>> the time limit, they start over.  Obviously this isn't ideal as it
>>>>> a 10 minute wait to really start over.  Is there another message
>>>>> shutDown that I'm missing?
>>>>> I'd prefer not to use a reset button as this is never done on iOS --
>>>>> apps are removed from the backgrounded apps list, they usually "know"
>>>>> start over.
>>>>> Any ideas?
>>>>> Thanks & Regards,
>>>>> Scott Rossi
>>>>> Creative Director
>>>>> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
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