How does apps like "Heard" get background processing?

Discussion in 'App Store Business, Legal and Marketing' started by MacMan988, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    MacMan988

    #1
    Hi, I have heard that Apple has defined a set of app types that can gain continuous background processing capabilities and an app has to fall into one of these categories to perform background long-running background tasks.

    And then I read about this app called "Heard" which records input to microphone continuously while in the background.

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/23/new-ios-app-lets-you-record-what-you-heard-five-minutes-ago/

    How does these certain apps gets the ability to perform in the background even when they are not falling under any of the categories Apple has mentioned?
     
  2. macrumors 603

    #2
    If you read the documentation fine print, the "audio" background modes key also allows recording as well as playing in the background (in specified circumstances).

    A lot of iOS development requires exhaustive reading of the detailed documentation and the SDK headers, not just the summary paragraphs.
     

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