Ability to create scheduled tasks that occur at a given interval. Regardless of the state of the phone. (ie like Windows scheduled tasks or linux cron jobs).
I would like to schedule a job to 'POST' a url every 10min to keep alive UNTANGLE authentication. Currently Periodic tasks have a 30min limit, Push Notifications won't wake up the phone. This is possible on Android and iOS.
Andrew Tierney commented
The ability to have a list of tasks/apps which are run on a given schedule. (ie. Like Windows Task Scheduler or U*ix crontab).
* What app to run (ie. Untangle authentication)
* When to run (ie. Every 10min)
* Allow task to wake up phone ? Or only run when phone awake
* Run tasks on Wake or Sleep
This would simplify development of period apps. It would reduce battery usage, by allowing the OS to decided when to schedule/call the app. Not the app in background polling/waiting etc.
It would also allow automated wake up from sleep by the OS for a given task...