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Start an app when the iPad is turned on

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by rebarone, Oct 10, 2011.

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    rebarone iPF Noob

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    I'd like to create an app that the user downloads for the purpose of having it
    always run to monitor a specific activity.

    I've seen threads with
    comments like:

    "That's a bad idea. If there was a way, then every app
    would want to use it", but if a user knows an app is started when they turn
    their iPad on, and they want it that way, why would that be a good thing?
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    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

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    I'm afraid this would not be possible. Apps on the iPad aren't allowed to interact with each other - they are isolated (Apple calls this 'sandboxed') so that a virus infection cannot affect the iPad. Your suggestion would require one app to be able to gain access to another apps activity - something that iOS, the iPad's operating system, doesn't allow.

    Tim

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