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Developer
Posts: 38
Registered: ‎09-27-2012
My Device: 9930
My Carrier: airtel
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Webworks doubt

Hi,

 

I am new to Blackberry development. I need to develop an app using jquerymobile(webworks). In my app i need to constantly update the map using gps even if the app exits.,so is it possible to run the app in the background so that i can constantly update the map.

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Posts: 64
Registered: ‎06-04-2012
My Device: Blackberry Z10
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Webworks doubt

There is a permission with the WebWorks SDK to allow the app to continue running JavaScript when the app is in the background: "run_when_backgrounded".

 

Hope that helps!

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Developer
Posts: 38
Registered: ‎09-27-2012
My Device: 9930
My Carrier: airtel

Re: Webworks doubt

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Hi mimendoza ,

 

I reffered the link that you attached with your reply. Actually i need to develop this app in BlackBerry OS: 5.0 - 7.0 ,but the link says that rim : permit element does not support these platforms.Its only supports BB playbook os and BB 10 os. so is it possible to run the app in the background so that i can constantly update the map in  the  platform  BlackBerry OS: 5.0 - 7.0 ?

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Posts: 245
Registered: ‎09-21-2012
My Device: Q10
My Carrier: Virgin

Re: Webworks doubt

Inside your content element you can specify the rim:background. Just like this:

 

<content src="index.html" >

    <rim:background src="listener.html" runOnStartup="true" />
</content>
 
You can see an example at the bottom of this page for pre BB 10 and below (Go to bottom):
 
@erikjohnzon
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Posts: 31
Registered: ‎08-25-2012
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: none

Re: Webworks doubt

just you need to update your config.xml