March 24, 2010

When Will the iPhone Support Background Processing?

DemoSpring Conference saw the introduction of three very interesting and useful mobile applications on the platforms of Android and Windows. Unfortunately, Apple, which does not allow background geo-processing, has left these smart app developers behind. These three apps are Phone Halo, Motoriety, and Ambit Control.

Background notification was added to the iPhone when the 3.0 version of its operating system was released, but this system has its limitations. Apple has an advantage as far as power and battery life is concerned. Platforms like Android can face a big problem when poorly written apps can drain power in order to keep the GPS system active.

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