Backgrounder Vs. Insomnia

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Enigmafan420, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2008
    Puget Sound, U.S.A.
    Anyone have a preference? I have been using backgrounder in an attempt to get textfree to pull down any new text messages I get (trying to NOT pay AT$T $30 month for a family text plan).

    This is working okay, but I have never used insomnia. It seems a more robust solution that backgrounder.

    Anyone have an opinion?
  2. foob macrumors 6502


    Feb 17, 2009
    They are really two different things, you may even want to use both at the same time.

    Backgrounder lets you close an app and use a different app while the closed app continues to run in the background.

    Insomnia only keeps the app and internet connection working while you lock the screen. But the app has to stay open, you can't do anything else.

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