1. vish2801's Avatar
    Does WP8 have any app which can download media files even after we minimize it ? Means, background download. UC Browser and get them all can't do that. They become paused whenever I minimize them.
    04-14-2013 02:58 AM
  2. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    Nope. Whenever you leave an app Windows Phone 8 suspends the app so it doesn't run in the background.
    04-14-2013 04:28 AM
  3. a5cent's Avatar
    Nope. Whenever you leave an app Windows Phone 8 suspends the app so it doesn't run in the background.
    Incorrect. Background file downloads is something WP can do. The developer just needs to use the feature, similar to background audio or background navigation.

    However, I don't know of any such app either.
    04-14-2013 04:49 AM
  4. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    Incorrect. Background file downloads is something WP can do. The developer just needs to use the feature, similar to background audio or background navigation.

    However, I don't know of any such app either.
    I stand corrected. I was almost correct in that apps are mostly suspended but some can run in the background. One such app that I have on my 920 (that I'd forgotten about) is called Amazing Music which allows the downloading of music for offline use. It carries on downloading in the background even if you close the app down. However, the app is no longer published sadly.

    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/st...5-da5fd4d4b07e

    There is another similar app from the same publisher called Mixtapes cloud that might work the same as Amazing music.

    Free Mixtapes Cloud | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United Kingdom)
    04-14-2013 06:41 AM
  5. vish2801's Avatar
    That's a shame we don't have such app. UC Browser has powerful download manager. Any developer here can grab this opportunity to create such app. Such lack of useful apps can harm the plateform, MS should let the users download from IE, just like its desktop brother.
    04-14-2013 06:42 AM
  6. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    That's a shame we don't have such app. UC Browser has powerful download manager. Any developer here can grab this opportunity to create such app. Such lack of useful apps can harm the plateform, MS should let the users download from IE, just like its desktop brother.
    Did you try the Mixtapes Cloud app I linked to? It looks very similar to the Amazing Music app by the same publisher.
    04-14-2013 07:04 AM
  7. vish2801's Avatar
    Did you try the Mixtapes Cloud app I linked to? It looks very similar to the Amazing Music app by the same publisher.
    Nokia Music is similar app, but it can't download the files from other sites, we want a download manager or a browser with such built in capacity. Nokia has done a lot to make MS' wrong a right.

    P.S. Instead buying Nokia, MS should hand over WP team to Nokia, Nokia would make it the best platform ever on this planet. Such restriction won't gain MS users in developing countries where people are still on 2G and don't have PC to transfer music to phones. Wake Up MS, US is not the only Market....
    04-14-2013 07:55 AM
  8. Boris Gong's Avatar
    That's a shame we don't have such app. UC Browser has powerful download manager. Any developer here can grab this opportunity to create such app. Such lack of useful apps can harm the plateform, MS should let the users download from IE, just like its desktop brother.
    We are adding this feature. Should be available in 2months
    The reason we didn't do it before is it can only download files less than 20 MB on data connection. Larger than that , you will need WiFi
    And files larger than 50 MB will need to connect to power.

    What making it worse: Some sites do not provide file size on download, that will force power +WiFi no matter how small the file was.

    It can be embarrassing to use.
    08-21-2013 10:33 PM
  9. dstomsmith's Avatar
    Does WP10 have any app which can download media files even after we minimize it ? Means, background download. UC Browser and get them all can't do that. They become paused whenever I minimize them.
    10-05-2016 03:35 AM

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