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Registered: ‎07-14-2008
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Background Timer help

I want to schedule some alarms that go off when the my app is NOT active or running.



TimerTask myTask = new myTimerFunc(); myTimer = new Timer(); myTimer.scheduleAtFixedRate(myTask, 6000, 6000);


The timer goes off if the app is active but as soon as i exit the app the timer does not work.

How do i make the timer run in the background?



Posts: 21
Registered: ‎07-15-2008
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Re: Background Timer help

You have to leave your app on (at least that's what I do).



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Registered: ‎07-13-2010
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Re: Background Timer help



Can you post the code, because I`m trying to do the same thing but I dont know why I cannot!