mobile equivelent for suspend & resume

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Mon Mar 26 12:49:27 EDT 2018

Unfortunately there is no mobile equivalent to suspend and resume. I've 
needed those many times for more than just tracking purposes and I haven't 
found a workaround.

Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at
HyperActive Software |
On March 26, 2018 9:43:44 AM Andrew Bell via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at> wrote:

> I have a mobile app that I'm looking to implement "Enable Background
> Execution" in now that the plist hack is no longer required. Is there
> a simple way to track how long the app has been in the background?
> Basically, I'd like to initialize the full stack if the user has been
> gone for a certain amount of time to make sure everything is up-to-date.
> I found "suspend" and "suspendStack" (with their "resume" and
> "resumeStack" counterparts) but they aren't supported in mobile. They
> do exactly what I'm trying to do in the dev desktop environment but do
> nothing on mobile.
> My app already writes some other data to a small preference file on
> the device when the user does a variety of activities, like moving to
> a previous card with the backKey on Android, so I do have a timestamp
> for recent activity. I just don't know how to automatically check when
> a user returns to determine how long they've been gone.
> --Andrew Bell
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