02-08-2013 07:15 AM
Just a quick question here on efficiency of use. I have an app that monitors the GPS. It has various checks it runs on the location at varying intervals.
My real question is, I wish to stop checking for a certain period of time, let's say 5 minutes, is it more efficient to call pause on the location provider, or call stop and then resume it 5 minutes later?
At the moment if I keep it hot the whole time the battery will drain in about 5 hours or so.
Just looking for some advice really!
02-08-2013 07:34 AM
As I understand it, and I have not tested so can't say for sure, 5 minutes is borderline, and certainly if you don't need a GPS location for a period that is longer than 5 minutes you should stop GPS and restart.