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Keep a timer going whep app is closed

Hi, is it possible to have a timer that will keeps on running even if I switch on another app on my phone or if it goes to sleepmode?


I have a timer with a duration of 1sec and a restart fucntion enable. Each loop multiply the time (1 sec) per the number of people working on the job. This gives me the man.hours count for the job. As there is people that will get in and out of the job, I simply tap ''+'' or ''-'' to adjuste the number of employe during the job. 


Is there a way to make its work this this proposition? Is there a code we can change to enable powerapps even when the cell is locked i.e. like the timer on the cellphone?


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Re: Keep a timer going whep app is closed

I don't think that is possible. Could you maybe just set the start time and then do math your self?

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Re: Keep a timer going whep app is closed

That's not realy usefull comment... It there anybody with a better idea?

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Re: Keep a timer going whep app is closed


Having the same problem. Read that it might be fixed by doing a looped refresh in the background, but it seems a little too much for the desired outcome. 

Perhaps there is a way to invoke the local timerfunction? 

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