How to run app on time?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mikezang, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. mikezang macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2010
    Tokyo, Japan
    I have app to read newspaper, I hope it can be executed on 5am every morning, because I am using Wi-Fi model so that I have to download the newest newspaper at morning, then I can read it on subway.

    What can I do?
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
  3. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    E-Mobile MiFi. Available in Yodobashi. 2 year contract but works with all your WiFi only devices. Basically turns your iPad into a 3G one.

    Believe me, you're going to want to use the iPad for a lot more than just the daily shimbun in the morning ;) And when there's no WiFi...

    There's probably something in Cydia to do this though.
  4. mikezang thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2010
    Tokyo, Japan
    Thanks for your suggestion.
    At the moment, I think Wi-Fi model is good to me:)
  5. jtara macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2009
    Are you sure you really need to run the app at 5AM on a timer? Why not just run it when you wake up in the morning? By the time you leave the house, it will surely be downloaded.

    Most newspaper apps download the news to a local cache, and so you can read the news even if you are off-line. (Hopefully, it doesn't give you annoying popups about not having a connection!)

    Typically, they don't take much time to download - even if you have a slow Internet connection, I can't see it taking more than 1-2 minutes to do the download. But even if it were to take 15-30 minutes (which would be outrageous) it would be done by the time you leave.

    But, no, right now on iPad, there is no way to run an app at a certain time. that might be possible in some future version of iOS 4.x, but currently isn't supported. Under iOS 4.0, it MIGHT be possible for somebody to write a newspaper app that would do that internally. (Depends on how Apple interprets their rules on what apps can/can not do in background.)

    But given that newspapers take so little time to download, I don't see the point.

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