Surface Duo is on salefor over 50% off!

  1. Teo Bartulovic's Avatar
    Microsoft made a big mistake by switching off the ability to track your location for apps that run in the background. Every GPS-Outdoor app needs this feature. But if this app is made for WP8.1 (not 8.0) this feature is not allowed anymore

    Hope dies last, let us vote for rationality and click on the vote button of this link:

    Vote here please!
    09-15-2015 03:17 AM
  2. vodda's Avatar
    Odd. I've used runtastic several times on 8.1 and WP10 and it worked just fine in background.

    Or is this about something else?
    09-15-2015 03:28 AM
  3. Teo Bartulovic's Avatar
    Same as with Endomondo, but those are old apps made for 8.0 and as I said above, if you decide to make new app or optimized it for WP8.1 or W10M this feature is not allowed anymore according to developers...
    Last edited by Teo Bartulovic; 09-15-2015 at 04:42 AM.
    09-15-2015 03:52 AM
  4. Rasetech's Avatar
    Odd - I can't believe this. There must be some other way to accomplish this in WP8.1 or W10M.
    09-15-2015 04:39 AM
  5. Teo Bartulovic's Avatar
    Possible but it seams that developers are currently facing problems with this issue and can't get any usable feedback from Microsoft so they decide to try to reach them on this way :)
    09-15-2015 04:42 AM
  6. Rasetech's Avatar
    Did some short research right now - that seems to be really an issue as hard to believe it is.

    EDIT: Maybe this helps someone:
    09-15-2015 04:46 AM
  7. Teo Bartulovic's Avatar
    Yeah, that's what I'm talking about, anyone who use any kind of GPS tracking app even occasionally should vote on this, with a single vote at least :D
    Last edited by Teo Bartulovic; 09-15-2015 at 07:06 AM.
    09-15-2015 05:18 AM
  8. vodda's Avatar
    Cant believe this is happening.

    09-15-2015 06:47 AM
  9. Teo Bartulovic's Avatar
    Good news :D
    Posted on September 22, 2015: The background location tracking will be available again. This app is back-migrated to WP8.0 again (was WP8.1). The background location tracking was switched off by Microsoft for WP8.1 Apps. Now a step backwards is a step forward.
    09-23-2015 04:11 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Windows Update for Lumia 638
    By Kratarth Singh in forum General Phone Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-16-2016, 11:38 AM
  2. Windows 10 for 540, should I get it?
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-15-2015, 12:30 PM
  3. NHL 16 is now available for Xbox One
    By in forum Windows Central News Discussion & Contests
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-15-2015, 02:42 AM