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Timer Control Running In Background

Can we get the timer control allowed to continue running on a mobile device even when another application is opened instead of powerapps.  Ive built an app that tracks the GPS of the device a specific intervals based on other data within the app, it works fine as the scheduled refresh using a function against OnTimerEnd. However this only works if PowerApps is the open application, if you dont close PowerApps but switch to another application the Timer is paused until you make PowerApps the visible application on the device where it then resumes from where it was up to. 


Is there therefore any way to allow the timer control to continue running providing the PowerApps application on the device is not closed down, so its either open and in view or open in the background.


Thank you

Status: New
Helper I

Still nothing to my knowledge. Would be a great feature to have

Regular Visitor

It's a showstopper. I have several apps running in the mining industry where tablets are underground saving data locally with SaveData function and when back to the surface when detecting the Wi-Fi connection, PowerApps won't sync data back to the server. The timer that does that often won't run because the screen is locked. Please review the timer.