03-05-2013 04:43 AM - edited 03-05-2013 05:12 AM
I am new to this forum ! I am using some GPS mapping apps (eg Map Droyd) but they all suffer from the fact that the screen timeout kicks in (max 5 minutes).which is very inconvenient to say the least and at worst dangerous if when driving you are using the maps and then need to reopen the app from the dormant screen
So this is a message to RIM.......... can you include a "Never" option in the screen timeout
Unless someone has got a good workaround for this ???
03-11-2013 04:13 PM
We have been requesting that for years. However the app writers can add the option easily, as in the Photoframe pro app, and the Backlight Override browser, so it does not need to be a global option for the playbook. If the app developer is ignorant of the code, suggest it using the support link.
Mean time, can't you reach across and swipe your finger down the screen without taking your eyes off the road?
03-11-2013 04:38 PM
Fair point ! But "caressing the screen" as someone elegantly described it (!) is not a satisfactory method........... you forget at times and then it means going thru Honeycomb Launcher again for some apps if they have gone dormant which is more than just a screen stroke or two.... and all while you are driving
But I will put the suggestion to Map Droyd and some other app developers
Good to know that it can be a straightforward bit of coding to those who know about these things