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[APP][2.1+] KeepRunning

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By defim, Senior Member on 24th September 2013, 12:26 PM
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With KeepRunning you could monitor apps and restart them. You need this if
- Android kills an app to free RAM
- An app crashes
This app has no background service and does not need RAM if it is not checking apps. It restarts only apps which was already running since last system startup, by the user or Android system. System apps are marked with an exclamation mark.

Available options:
  • Minimize all apps after an app was restarted
  • Duration of the monitoring intervall

Donation:
  • No self-promotion in the app.
  • More than 3 apps could be selected
  • Bring back last visible app after starting an app
  • Start apps, even not ever running since system startup
  • You support this app and further development!

Play Store: http://tinyurl.com/m94esbw
Changelog : In-app or http://tinyurl.com/kyzfjmp (Google Tranlator bar on the top)
Sideload: http://tinyurl.com/nhde3ux

My personal intension to create this app:
I'm using the messenger Trillian which has random FCs. Now Cerulean Studios has"pimped" the UI in a way I don't like. So I have to use the old version with known bugs.
To not miss messages anymore, i restart Trillian after crashes with this app
Now i'm using it also for daily crashes of WhatsApp

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19th October 2013, 12:02 PM |#2  
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Useful application! I've highlighted it on the XDA Portal.
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19th October 2013, 12:29 PM |#3  
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I'm already liking your BootManager and ReceiverStop.

Way to go!

Thanks!
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Useful application! I've highlighted it on the XDA Portal.

I just read it in portal news, looks nice. Good work OP!
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19th October 2013, 06:14 PM |#5  
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Is this an Xposed module or standalone? (Other great apps work with Xposed.)
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no module applications ...
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Wow, sounds amazing, I could use this for my CarPC.

Would it be possible to add an per-app option to only recover the app when the screen is on ?

Thanks !
19th October 2013, 11:59 PM |#8  
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Useful application! I've highlighted it on the XDA Portal.

Thank you! It's just curious that no one other created such an app before and i had to do it by myself

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Is this an Xposed module or standalone? (Other great apps work with Xposed.)

Standalone, no root. Should work down to API3 (Android 1.5)...

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Would it be possible to add an per-app option to only recover the app when the screen is on ?

Per-app? A global option "restart apps only of screen is on" would be much easier
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So if the time interval is set to 20 minutes, the app check every 20minutes if the selected apps are still running and if they dont, keep running start them again?
Do i get this right?
21st October 2013, 12:10 AM |#10  
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So if the time interval is set to 20 minutes, the app check every 20minutes if the selected apps are still running and if they dont, keep running start them again?
Do i get this right?

Yes.

I think "20" is a good value
* you do not miss messages etc to long
* not many checks of the apps, no impact to battery (20 min -> 72 cheks/day)
But you could set whatever you need
21st October 2013, 05:42 PM |#11  
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Also fine for me

Just pushed to Play Store. The logfile shows "sleeping" if
* the setting is enabled
* the screen is off
* an app is detected as not running

Bad side: needs api7. For Android <=2.0 i would have to watch screen-on/-off events :-\

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