Running the application as a service


#1

Hi guys, please tell me how to run the application as a service, to at interval could do Ajax request to the server.
Need to notify users about changes in the application.

platforms: android, ios


#2

or use push notifications


#3

@gmarziou has the best option for you.

Google and Apple will most likely reject an app making http calls in the background for long periods of time as it is a really bad thing to do for the user. Having the server run this call like a CRON script or something set up on a timer, and then using the push notifications are the best.

However, Enterprise applications or privately distributed applications can take advantage of something like this https://github.com/katzer/cordova-plugin-background-mode which might help you out if that fits your needs too.

In my fitness application I really wish I could utilize it, but as it’s going in stores I had to create a system to track everything between the app losing focus and coming back into focus. Just one of those things we’ve gotta work around. Best of luck!


#4

Thanks guys, indeed, in my situation it is better to use push notification