how can I keep an app playing on the iPad?

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  1. timbgray

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    I work in a large company and our group is going to put an iPad on display - we've solved the kiosk security issue, and the unit will always be connected to power. I'd like to have it automatically page through eg: a pages application (powerpoint) up till the point someone clicks or swipes on something, but then after a few minutes of inactivity resume cyclying through the slide show, or re-play a video etc.

    Any ideas would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
     
  2. peled

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    The iPad is not a multitasking machine so, I don't think it can be done. Once you move to another program, it is the only program running. Nothing can run in the background with some kind of an active timer.
     
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  3. Pingles

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    There are specific functions that will multitask. So it may very well be possible to code a simple app-switcher that runs in the background, monitoring input.

    There is an iPad Development Forum on this board. They may be able to help you and your app-writer there.

    iPad Development - Apple iPad Forum
     

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