Entire App Running In Background (or Foreground)

okay. I will try this.

Using the paid locationservice extension App Inventor Extensions: Location Service | Pura Vida Apps it is possible to store location data in the background in a Google Spreadsheet or MySQL database. Sorry, CloudDB is not possible. Soon Itoo functionality will be integrated, too... but then still without CloudDB access... why? see here


sorry but I don't have money

as I said here I said I was NOT buying extensions

Don't worry... But my answer is not only for you, but also for others with the same question in future...


If you just want the app to 'run' while you are using other apps on your device you could consider one of these options to use the CloudDB. Yes, FREE ! :wink:

just saw that

it looks like it works

hmm... whats that thing at the bottom left part of the screen that says KIO4 location sensor doing there... hmm

ahem. anyways

It is an example using an alternative 3rd party LocationSensor. There are aia's that use the native LocationSensor and one using an html method of determining location.
You don't have to use Antonio's alternative.

so does it do the same thing as the other one that @Taifun mentoned?

No, his extension runs in the Background, these run in the Foreground. Read the explanation about how it works in the tutorial text.

whats the difference?

whoops my email is in there

Thanks A LOT!!!! :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

also I would like to send push notifications to my users. Is that possible?

I don't know.

might work. When you get it working, please tell us how? :slightly_smiling_face: I don't believe the OneSignal service is free but the extension to link is probably not.

If the CloudDB app is provided to all users, they can see what you see for free when their app is on. :wink:

yea idk what i'm doing

i kinda ment like if a condition is met in the app, send a notification