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Can filemaker access and control the timer on an iphone?

Question asked by johnhorner on Apr 8, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 11, 2016 by johnhorner

i am working on an app and would like to incorporate a timer function such that once an action is completed or a button pressed, a countdown timer will begin. i know i can accomplish this natively through scripting, but the problem is that once the phone goes to sleep, the timer ceases to function. i also know that i can set the phone not to sleep, but that is not really a viable option given the duration of the timer (user defined from 30" to 30') and the need to conserve battery power.

 

is there a way to set/control the iphone's timer from within filemaker?

 

please advise... thanks!

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