Backgrounder

scottjf8

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Anyone get this working yet? It's a Cydia app to allow programs to run in the background.

Apparently it's great for Pandora and other stuff like that.. which I want!

I can't get it to work though. Apparently you hold HOME down to turn it on or off, but I have QuickGold and think it's conflicting.
 

scottjf8

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ok, so you have to be IN the app first, then hold down home for a few seconds.

This is really awesome!
 

psylichon

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Ooooh that's a nice one. Thanks for the head's-up! I'm really hoping this works well with Rooms...

edit: oh, it does! Sweetness!
 

djgnice

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works great... running beejive, aol radio, surfing safari and phone still runs good...
 

scottjf8

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works great... running beejive, aol radio, surfing safari and phone still runs good...
I wonder how much this will affect battery performance.
 

Lincoln

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Rooms and Pandora running while browsing in Safari. Sounds good to me. Thanks!
 

iErik

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Looks like an IRC client, according to that google thingamajig.
Yeah...it probably would've helped to add "iPhone" to the search...LOL :laugh2:. Thanks.

Cool app, though...The background one I mean.
 

PartisanEntity

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Tried it with IM+ briefly and seemed to work quite well. The only downside is that since 3rd party apps aren't allowed to send notifications (icon, sound) to the user, you never know when new message come in and have to check manually all the time.
 

nyc_rock

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Tried it with IM+ briefly and seemed to work quite well. The only downside is that since 3rd party apps aren't allowed to send notifications (icon, sound) to the user, you never know when new message come in and have to check manually all the time.

If Beejive is open and you get a new message it alerts you. So if open in the background, you should get the message as well, no?

Also, general question, do you activate this once or do you have to restart the program each time you shut down or have to do a hard reset.

anybody noticing a loss of performance with programs running in the background?
 

nyc_rock

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works great... running beejive, aol radio, surfing safari and phone still runs good...

I try running it with beejive open. I hold down the home button but beejive just exits and I do not get the notificaton bubble saying backgrounder is enabled. Odd.
 

coinstar99

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I think this would be the app that makes me re-jailbreak my iPhone. The idea of Beejive running in the background is an awesome idea!
 

seb481

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Also, general question, do you activate this once or do you have to restart the program each time you shut down or have to do a hard reset.
Everytime you reboot your iPhone you will have to re-activate backgrounder for the apps you want to run in the background.

Also, when you're done, don't forget to turn backgrounder off or else it's gonna kill your batteries...
 

djgnice

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I try running it with beejive open. I hold down the home button but beejive just exits and I do not get the notificaton bubble saying backgrounder is enabled. Odd.
try reinstalling it ... did u restart your phone maybe itll somehow enable it to work
 

psylichon

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Anyone figure out how to fix the "0 notification" issue? I got it on my Facebook and Beejive icons now.
 

FlwrPwer

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This is really making me want to jailbreak....

Dave, don't get any ideas....yet ;)