Livecode Mobile App in Background

jonathandlynch at jonathandlynch at
Fri Aug 11 21:29:49 EDT 2017

Here are the instructions Ralph made. I think you can now load up your own custom plist if you want to, but these steps work. 

Big thanks to Ralph for this:)

1) Go to the Applications folder
2) Right click on the LC app you are using and select "Show Package
3) Navigate to the "Tools/Runtime/iOS" folder
4) Right click on all the device/simulator folders one at a time and select
"Get Info"
5) At the bottom click on the "Read only" to the right of your account name
and select "Read & Write"
6) Repeat 5 for all device/simulator folders
7) In each of the device/simulator folders edit the setting.plist file.
8) To edit... right click the setting.plist file and select "Open With" and
then "Other..." and select "".
9) You will get a warning that the file is locked. Choose the Unlock option.

10) Either change UIApplicationExitsOnSuspend key value to "False" or like I
do delete the key all together(2 lines)
11) repeat 8-10 for setting.plist in each of the device/simulator folders.
12) Fire up LC and make an iOS app.

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 11, 2017, at 9:24 PM, jonathandlynch at wrote:
> The plist can be edited for this. If you search plist on this list, you will find instructions.
> Augmented Earth hibernates rather than being shut down.
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Aug 11, 2017, at 9:10 PM, Dan Friedman via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> There’s been a lot of talk about this, but does any one have a working method for getting the app to not exit when it’s suspended?   Need a solution for both iOS and Android.  If it could stay alive for like 10 munites, that’s all I need.  My client doesn’t want the app to have to completely reload (app boot is a little lenghty) just to bring up a calculator to add a few numbers.   They want it to work like most apps do.
>> Any solution would be a lifesaver!!
>> -Dan
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