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As an ex-palm (PalmOS) developer, I find it astonishing that apple haven't created an API that allows an app to register some sort of "wake me up at..." functionality.

I can only assume that it's either:

1) a multi-tasking issue, they currently have no way of coping with one app waking up when another is running.

2) a power issue, they want to stop unruly apps waking up every 5mins to check some service and drain away all the power.

But I'd agree that it's desperately needed, developers are forced to implement seriously over the top solutions to get around the lack of app timers/alarms/threading.

I'd be amazed if this feature isn't forthcoming - but then I've been amazed before...

Last edited by psidnell; 2009-10-07 at 09:04 AM..