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Adobe AIR 3.4  -  Bug 3349232

Created on Thursday, October 18, 2012

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[Platform_iOS]Background tasks when using renderMode=direct or gpu


Background tasks are not possible when using renderMore=direct or gpu

Test Configuration

Flex SDK 4.6
AIR 3.4 (and 3.5 beta)
Windows 7

Target platforms: iOS 6 and Android 4.0.3

App Language(s) English
OS Language(s) English
Platform(s) iOS All

Notes (66)

  • Harald Halbig

    7:31:55 AM GMT+00:00 Apr 1, 2016

    It is broken in AIR SDK 21 !

  • kalle_sweden2

    2:08:03 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 9, 2013

    You guys SUPER ROCKS!!

  • Florian Bernard

    1:46:23 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 9, 2013

    Thank you guys!

  • daleicious

    12:49:13 PM GMT+00:00 Sep 20, 2013

    Downloading now... fingers crossed... THANK YOU Adobe for adding this to your plans!!

  • Jing Yuan

    3:17:51 AM GMT+00:00 Sep 13, 2013

    This feature has been implemented in AIR3.9 internal build.
    Please download beta build from to verify. Thanks!

  • susrut316

    5:07:43 AM GMT+00:00 Sep 4, 2013

    Will test AIR 3.9 immediately. Thanks Adobe. You guys Rock!!

  • asdasd asdasd

    1:48:08 AM GMT+00:00 Sep 4, 2013

    In case any of you missed it, AIR 3.9 fixes this, a beta was released some hours ago.

  • Fréderic Cox

    12:04:48 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 26, 2013

    Please reopen and fix this critical (not medium!) issue.. just look at the votes and comments on this issue. This is a critical feature for AIR on mobile!

  • susrut316

    12:24:02 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 20, 2013

    Thanks Jing Yuan. Hoping this issue to be fixed in the next release of Adobe AIR.

  • 5898845

    7:30:45 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 19, 2013

    Finally! Hope this can be fixed soon.
    Thanks for the update Jing!

  • Jing Yuan

    2:30:19 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 19, 2013

    We have escalated this enhancement request to our management team, and they are aware of your request now and the engineering team is investigating on it.

  • Asit620

    11:25:40 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 8, 2013

    Nobody will certainly like that an app stops working properly in background. It's urgent to fix this issue.


  • dipakkumarpanda

    7:12:34 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 8, 2013

    Please fix this issue ASAP.

  • BiswajitPaul

    2:19:46 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 8, 2013

    Adobe is always a Market Grabber. But Due to Limitation of "no Background Task in minimize" a lot of Application are pending.

    So I request Adobe to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

    Thank you.

  • Muxmux

    6:46:08 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 6, 2013

    This is a very important problem, most mobile AIR apps use render mode direct with Starling/Feathers nowadays, and background task completion is essential on mobile. Users expect photo uploads etc. to complete even if they get a call or switch to other apps.

    As long as Adobe doesn't fix this, developers have to choose one of those three things:
    1: Drop hardware accelerated graphics. (not really an option)
    2: Drop important features or keep them but lacking a good user experience. (not really an option either, but this is where most of us are)
    3: Drop the AIR platform and move to something else.

  • susrut316

    4:51:24 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 6, 2013

    People have been looking for this feature since a year now. Please look into this ASAP.

  • kalle_sweden2

    1:26:53 PM GMT+00:00 Jul 25, 2013

    Please fix this if possible

  • Lorenzo Nuvoletta

    1:54:23 PM GMT+00:00 Jul 15, 2013

    Looks like at least on Android it is possible to dispatch an Event when app is in background,
    in my case I have been able to use that as a temporary workaround.

    If you ar einterested here is how i do it:

  • Tomáš Mahrík

    12:01:13 PM GMT+00:00 Jun 28, 2013

    I need use background task for updating weather data and GPS location in my Starling app for iOS so I will hope that Adobe solve this issue as soon as possible because is quite a big problem for me and for other developers too as I saw in comments below. Thanks

  • 5898845

    12:21:16 AM GMT+00:00 Jun 24, 2013

    BTW: Honestly hoping that the announced revamp of Stage3D will finally implement this functionality!

  • 5898845

    12:19:48 AM GMT+00:00 Jun 24, 2013

    Yeah but who cares for Android anyways? ;)
    Just kidding, it is nice that it actually works on Android, but that doesn't change anything. If I wanted to build an Android app, I'd go native. The only reason AIR exists is that you can create cross platform apps with it and telling your customers that you can't build something because a very important feature is not supported on 50% of the platforms you target simply isn't going to work, and basically renders AIR invalid for a lot of apps that aren't games.

  • rgbastrost

    8:10:22 AM GMT+00:00 May 29, 2013

    It actually works on Android (2.3.5) just fine, but not on IOS.

  • Florian Bernard

    12:38:07 PM GMT+00:00 May 7, 2013

    Almost 6 months has passed since the issue has been raised.

    Adobe, how long will we need to wait to get a better understanding of the situation?

    We do understand that can't be easily fixed. But, we must know what the problem is, and why it can't be implemented.

    Thank you.

  • 5898845

    9:38:09 AM GMT+00:00 May 7, 2013

    The workaround for not having background processing is not to enable background processing?
    Awesome workaround! How did I not notice that? Where do I insert my credit card for this fantastic hint?

    Anyway, am I right noticing that the priority has just been decreased to medium? This used to be high, if not critical.

  • Florian Bernard

    8:00:36 AM GMT+00:00 May 1, 2013

    Preran, I'm not sure we can call that a "workaround".

  • Preran Kumar

    5:27:38 AM GMT+00:00 Apr 24, 2013

    . The workaround is to not do any background processing when using direct/gpu render modes, just opt out of background execution – Details are available @ this blog –

  • Jing Chen

    8:18:18 PM GMT+00:00 Apr 22, 2013

    Issue added to high votes list.

  • Florian Bernard

    8:04:00 AM GMT+00:00 Apr 20, 2013

    Adobe? Anybody there?

  • AsterLUXman

    12:04:53 AM GMT+00:00 Apr 19, 2013

    I need this too! I added Stage3D support ( + renderMode = direct ) to my app and now I am no longer receiving Timer events when the app is in the background, on Android ( haven't tested iOS ). Sucks...

  • 5898845

    8:59:30 AM GMT+00:00 Apr 15, 2013

    And another two months have passed since we've last heard from Adobe regarding this issue.

    Jing, any news on this would be highly appreciated. We need this feature. This is not just nice to have, this is a must have requirement!

  • protozoo

    6:25:20 AM GMT+00:00 Mar 27, 2013

    Seriously, this is not being considered? Such a MUST!!

  • Andrius

    12:38:07 PM GMT+00:00 Mar 23, 2013

    This is really useful thing to have as well as Stage3d. They both must be available at the same time. I'm facing allot of troubles right now because of this bug.

  • Flo131313

    2:30:48 AM GMT+00:00 Mar 8, 2013

    And we all feel all alone... Jing, please reply to us...

    PS : learning native languages and stop improving my as3 skills

  • 5898845

    8:22:49 AM GMT+00:00 Mar 7, 2013

    Months have passed since I last looked into this, yet no progress regarding this major issue.

    I sincerely hope Adobe isn't going ostrich on AIR as they did with Flex mobile (we can't solve the issues, so lets just put our heads in the sand and kill it).

  • gaga33

    3:53:22 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 26, 2013

    Yes, please explain what will happen next.
    "Very high" priority with "Closed" state does not really make sense.

  • Flo131313

    11:42:03 PM GMT+00:00 Feb 25, 2013


    How can the ticket have a "Very High" priority but remain "Closed/Withdrawn"?
    Could you explain us what are the next steps on Adobe side?


  • Flo131313

    6:19:08 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 20, 2013

    Thank you for your support Jing.

  • Jing Chen

    6:22:23 PM GMT+00:00 Feb 19, 2013

    Priority raised.

  • Mahdiwish

    11:52:47 PM GMT+00:00 Feb 12, 2013

    This is bad, all native language can run background process, what the heck air can't do that. and why all native can do that? cmon adobe, we need this feature

  • Flo131313

    7:12:00 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 12, 2013

    @Pixelmensch: I agree with you, the situation and the answers we get are just ridiculous. But being rude with the ONLY guy that (sometimes) replies to us will not help.

    EVERYONE, PLEASE SPREAD UP THE WORD ABOUT THIS TICKET TO GET A MAXIMUM OF VOTES! This is our only chance to see Adobe correcting that big issue for AS3 developers.

  • Pixelmensch

    11:50:56 PM GMT+00:00 Feb 10, 2013

    This isn't a missing "feature". It is a missing implicitness.

    @Jing: Your statement "if it's high enough" is such childish, it made me laugh. Give us an authoritative number and stop kidding us.

  • Frédéric Calendini

    11:49:56 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 9, 2013

    Please, this is a mandatory feature! Limiting apps to cpu mode because of that is just impossible

  • Denis S

    6:26:18 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 5, 2013

    Fully agree with Daniel. This ability should power up our Air apps, and make them more competitive to native ones.

  • Daniel Freeman

    5:36:43 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 5, 2013

    I think this should be a priority.

  • Flo131313

    3:44:00 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 4, 2013

    Hi Jin,

    Thank you for your reply.

    Could you give us an idea of what "high enough" means? 20? 100?
    How many votes are required to catch Adobe's attention?

    Dear AS3 developers: please share this URL everywhere you can!


  • Jing Chen

    6:24:59 PM GMT+00:00 Feb 3, 2013


    We are still tracking the votes, if it's high enough, I'll open this issue as enhancement required to the developers.

  • Gilmar José Purin

    6:10:00 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 3, 2013

    Adobe, can't you even provide a way to change the render mode in runtime?

  • 5898845

    9:01:04 AM GMT+00:00 Jan 28, 2013

    Still no background processing for direkt rendermode?
    C'mon Adobe!
    From Jing's explanations I understand the complexity of addressing this issue but you simply closing the ticket and saying it is by design is just ridiculous.
    How could someone take AIR on mobile serious if even the most basic task (which it is from the user's POV) is impossible to implement?

  • Flo131313

    2:37:50 AM GMT+00:00 Jan 23, 2013


    As you can see, there are many votes that prove the necessity of this feature.

    Will this ticket remain Closed/Withdrawn?


  • gaga33

    10:39:25 AM GMT+00:00 Jan 18, 2013

    GPS events triggering is something that is usually done in the background so the user is free to use other apps as well and not disrupt things like navigation,

  • Vinciius oliveira

    10:18:33 AM GMT+00:00 Jan 18, 2013

    I agree as priority

  • Flo131313

    9:49:53 AM GMT+00:00 Dec 3, 2012

    Hi Jing,

    Thanks for your reply.

    However, I think it's more risky for Adobe to not fix that issue and to see their developers going to alternative technologies. To me, background tasking is essential.


  • Jing Chen

    6:30:48 PM GMT+00:00 Dec 2, 2012


    This is by design and it would be highly risk to fix this issue cause we don't know what will happen when allow the app call OpenGL background.

    However we are still tracking this issue's votes and notes. And we will decide whether we are going to give this feature to the future version of AIR.



  • Flo131313

    4:50:35 PM GMT+00:00 Nov 29, 2012

    I 200% agree with shane_korin.
    We all need to know if that will be implement as a priority or not.

  • Shane Korin

    7:38:09 PM GMT+00:00 Nov 28, 2012

    @Adobe - can we get some kind of answer about this issue? It says the status is now Withdrawn, are we to assume this isn't even being looked at?

    It's been almost a month since the last comment from anyone, and this is a big issue for some developers, especially considering the growth of Starling and Feathers for UI development in apps.

    Please let us know if we should bother waiting for this feature to be fixed

  • Flo131313

    9:48:21 AM GMT+00:00 Nov 27, 2012


    As you can see in the votes, I'm not the only developer being surprised of this lack.
    The development team should make this an high priority if they don't want to see AIR simply die.

    Could you let us know if there's any news?


  • Jing Chen

    9:37:38 PM GMT+00:00 Nov 6, 2012


    I didn't get the detailed explaination from developers yet. I'll find someone who knows this strategy and post back here.



  • Flo131313

    7:11:19 AM GMT+00:00 Nov 6, 2012

    My remark was about this recent modification in the doc:
    "Note: You cannot use renderMode=”direct” for applications that run in the background."

    Nothing personal ;)

  • Flo131313

    7:08:51 AM GMT+00:00 Nov 6, 2012

    Better late than never ;)

    Do you have an feedback from Adobe developers about the issue?
    Do you know if that could be fixed in the next AIR release or if it's just impossible due to Apple and Android restrictions?


  • Jing Chen

    11:23:50 PM GMT+00:00 Nov 5, 2012

    Hi Peter,

    Thank you for your report on #3356130, please refer to



  • Peter T.R

    2:52:17 PM GMT+00:00 Nov 2, 2012


    On my case we develop a communication app that need work in background and check each 15 secs messages from a chat server via simple http process, the app work fine on android and playbook but is useless on IOS.

    We develop the app without know that the app can't work in background on IOS and now we have a major problem because who wants a communication apps that can't work in background?

    I think this is a important feature that we take for granted in a commercial platform for a company like adobe.

    I also open a feature request here :


  • Flo131313

    11:34:58 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 29, 2012

    Hi Jing,

    Thank you.
    I'll try give some visibility to this page over the web.


  • Jing Chen

    10:53:13 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 28, 2012


    I'll set this as a feature request and add it to the feature list. And I encourage voting on this issue, developers will adjust its priority according to the votes.


  • Flo131313

    3:11:43 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 27, 2012


    "So application with Stage3D/Molehill content in background will be paused instead of running in low FPS, and pplication with renderMode=direct content in background will be paused."

    Not sure to understand this sentence. Could it be simply resumed by "if directMode is different than cpu, the app can't run background tasks?" Why do this page don't mention this point?

    Why didn't Adobe communicate anywhere about that issue? I'm building a music app right now, and if I knew that, I would probably change my plans earlier.

    How can this be possible for a company like Adobe?! How Adobe can believe becoming a major actor in the world app without inform their developer well, furthermore on an capital issue like that?

    I'm AS3 developer for a long time, but I confess being very disappointed. It's just disrespectful.

    Can you at least tell us if something is planed? Or should we just start to learn Objective-C and Java?

  • Jing Chen

    7:36:18 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 25, 2012


    This is a known issue.

    Currently, there are restrictions on what tasks applications can perform in the background. For example, all OpenGL calls are forbidden and, if invoked, will cause the application to be terminated.

    So application with Stage3D/Molehill content in background will be paused instead of running in low FPS, and pplication with renderMode=direct content in background will be paused.

    Hope it would explain the question. Sorry for the inconvenience.


  • Flo131313

    7:32:01 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 18, 2012

    AIR being slow in cpu mode on mobile, developers need to use Starling or Away3D to create efficient apps.
    Not having access to background tasking prevent them to develop efficient, for example, music apps.

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Reported By Flo131313


State Closed
Status Fixed


Priority 2-Medium
Frequency Unknown
Failure Type Enhancement Request
Product Area OS Interation


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Votes (70)

  • ilya dv

    6:00:08 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 28, 2014

    Adobe AIR lacks the background activity like the native apps have.

  • Gabe Harbs

    7:02:32 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 30, 2013

    Please give this the love it deserves...

  • Nick Collins

    2:37:01 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 26, 2013

    If this doesn't get added, PRONTO, it will be yet another example of Adobe doing their level best to hinder developers who have been loyal to their platform.

  • Tomislav Pokrajcic

    2:15:21 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 26, 2013

    A serious blocker for selecting AIR as a technology for mobile projects.

  • neonical77

    10:27:36 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 23, 2013

    This is clearly a needed feature. On Android especially it would be great if you could process some minor things in the background.

  • Jozef Chutka

    4:31:57 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 23, 2013

    This is a required feature, please fix

  • td209

    4:30:32 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 23, 2013

    I have an application built with Starling that requires a timer to run on background. It would be much help if this will be fixed otherwise I might have to drop Starling which will be very hard since my app is targets multiplatform.

  • William Verhoeven

    4:08:15 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 23, 2013

    This issue is critically important to several projects I am working on.

  • Jacob Correia

    7:38:07 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 21, 2013

    Behavior should be consistent.

  • Subh0671

    12:11:31 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 20, 2013

    This bug is seriously important. Please please please fix this ASAP.

  • Ricardo Lima

    3:01:27 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 14, 2013

    This is such a shame. Please fix this bug.

  • MatineKungen

    1:11:38 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 14, 2013

    Fix this now, it's very urgent...

  • Arek M.

    2:20:38 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 12, 2013

    Please fix this annoying bug.

  • Spring Missile

    1:47:33 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 10, 2013

    It's a pretty horrible bug. Please sort it out.

  • Asit620

    11:25:28 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 8, 2013

    Nobody will certainly like that an app stops working properly in background. It's urgent to fix this issue.


  • dipakkumarpanda

    11:17:04 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 8, 2013

    I am unable to play the next song when my app is in minimize(Deactivate) mode.
    I request to Adobe Please fix this issue ASAP as this is an important issue for all background tasks.

  • BiswajitPaul

    11:04:15 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 8, 2013

    Adobe is always a Market Grabber. But Due to Limitation of "no Background Task in minimize" a lot of Application are pending.

    So I request Adobe to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

  • David Oliva

    11:09:55 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 8, 2013

    I don't need this feature in our current project, but it looks that it could be useful, when so many people request that.

  • Fréderic Cox

    12:58:54 PM GMT+00:00 Aug 6, 2013

    This is a requirement and should work for AIR being considered a decent platform to develop on. Needs higher priority

  • Muxmux

    5:58:57 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 6, 2013

    This is a very important problem, most mobile AIR apps use render mode direct with Starling/Feathers nowadays, and background task completion is essential on mobile. Users expect photo uploads etc. to complete even if they get a call or switch to other apps.

  • susrut316

    4:48:19 AM GMT+00:00 Aug 6, 2013

    Dear Adobe. Please look into this issue. I am stuck with an audio app - not able to change the song in the background.

  • kalle_sweden2

    1:27:40 PM GMT+00:00 Jul 25, 2013

    I need background tasks while using stage3D for my app.

  • daleicious

    11:12:58 AM GMT+00:00 Jul 17, 2013

    We would very much like this feature. We need to close our server connections when deactivated, but we get suspended before the operation completes. We are using Starling.

  • Lorenzo Nuvoletta

    10:36:30 AM GMT+00:00 Jul 11, 2013

    Why on hearth has this bug been deferred?

  • ozgur uksal

    7:39:44 AM GMT+00:00 Jul 1, 2013

    This is the reason why most developers will give up using AIR. Please, help us Adobe.

  • air fx

    6:17:49 AM GMT+00:00 Jun 26, 2013

    background mode dosnt work with renderMode=direct :(
    last flex sdk 4.9.1 and air 3.7

    Why status is closed ?

  • Amit Shvil1

    3:06:11 PM GMT+00:00 Jun 6, 2013

    This is the what will make air for Mobile a solution

  • YonasKolb

    6:02:20 AM GMT+00:00 Jun 5, 2013

    Need Stage3D and background processing


    4:15:32 PM GMT+00:00 Jun 4, 2013

    I'm wanting to make a void app and believe without this I wont be able to have it run in the background alerting the servers that its available to take calls. So please add.

  • Vinciius oliveira

    4:20:35 AM GMT+00:00 May 31, 2013

    +1 I need so much this feature

  • rgbastrost

    8:07:58 AM GMT+00:00 May 29, 2013

    Yes, still persists with 3.7.1860

  • Hudson Ansley

    8:43:25 AM GMT+00:00 May 23, 2013

    We need gpu mode for performance, but we also are crippled by not being able to get some background execution done on suspend. This makes the app appear very amateurish - not what I would think Adobe would like for air4ios apps...

  • web_job

    7:26:33 AM GMT+00:00 Apr 15, 2013

    weird not to have it from the very beginning

  • Lionel ARNAUD

    2:18:54 AM GMT+00:00 Apr 15, 2013

    Scandalous... my app was refused because of that

  • p3nguinc4g3

    10:01:45 PM GMT+00:00 Apr 13, 2013

    This is an extremely necessary thing.

  • rybaud

    9:04:13 AM GMT+00:00 Apr 9, 2013

    The inability to support background tasks while taking advantage of gpu/direct rendering is a significant problem for AIR app developers.

  • Andrew Portner

    7:01:27 PM GMT+00:00 Apr 5, 2013

    would be so useful to allow background tasks in direct mode. starling apps require it

  • protozoo

    6:27:19 AM GMT+00:00 Mar 27, 2013

    background tasks AND gpu/direct rendering are BOTH very important features. So if I need background functionality I must drop cool and efficient rendering? come on, it doesn't make any sense...

  • Judah Frangipane

    10:25:18 PM GMT+00:00 Mar 22, 2013

    Add background tasks when using renderMode=direct or gpu

  • neo 2031

    3:37:53 AM GMT+00:00 Mar 8, 2013

    Background tasks are essential

  • Wu Jun

    11:16:15 PM GMT+00:00 Mar 4, 2013

    Important feature, fix it, please!

  • Bertrand Larrieu

    4:40:20 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 27, 2013

    without this feature, it simply impossible to make a graphic application that can also run in background. This is essential.

  • Maksym Zubkov

    10:05:24 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 22, 2013

    ouch. why would this not work?

  • Sameer.Khavanekar

    4:35:31 PM GMT+00:00 Feb 19, 2013

    Then how are we supposed to use this if we are using direct mode? Should we stop using direct mode for this?

  • Mahdiwish

    11:53:10 PM GMT+00:00 Feb 12, 2013

    This is bad, all native language can run background process, what the heck air can't do that. and why all native can do that? cmon adobe, we need this feature

  • Pixelmensch

    2:43:33 PM GMT+00:00 Feb 8, 2013

    ADOBE! This has to be a big, bad joke! Please add this as a top priority "feature". I can't even imagine in my wildest dream how you can downplay this as not so important.

  • Andrius

    3:18:27 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 8, 2013

    This is really a must have feature developing rich mobile apps these days.

  • asdasd asdasd

    8:03:23 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 7, 2013

    It's clear that if chosing direct and using a framework like starling is the way to go, we need background tasks to work with that mode.

  • Alexandre TOULON

    2:30:02 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 7, 2013

    ca serais tres utile, niveau performance.

  • americancuervo

    9:15:15 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 6, 2013

    Would love to see it. +1

  • wrench

    3:16:31 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 6, 2013

    Seems like a fairly useful thing for an app to be able to do, given that every other native app has this ability.
    And why does Adobe INSIST on closing these tickets with "AsDesigned" as the reason, drives me NUTS!!!

  • DitoAu

    10:01:41 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 5, 2013

    its mandatory since user take advantage of this.

  • Denis S

    6:27:11 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 5, 2013

    This ability should power up our Air apps, and make them more competitive to native ones.

  • khaledgar

    6:24:21 AM GMT+00:00 Feb 5, 2013

    This should priority because the mojority of apps/games use direct mode

  • gaga33

    10:36:53 AM GMT+00:00 Jan 18, 2013

    Using Starling we can finally produce mobile apps with good performance, but Background tasks like GPS events are crucial. Please, do something about this

  • Gilmar José Purin

    6:50:38 PM GMT+00:00 Jan 14, 2013

    Using starling to develop a good enough app. So background processing on direct mode is a must have feature for us.

  • sewon.ahn

    5:42:45 PM GMT+00:00 Jan 9, 2013

    Unfortunately, CPU mode is too slow to work on mobile. We need a GPU accelerating for value product and background behavior also. Please consider to add this feature at latest Flash version.

  • Andrea Campitelli

    3:46:45 AM GMT+00:00 Dec 28, 2012

    must have for performant applications

  • Wolfgang Klopf

    2:23:39 PM GMT+00:00 Dec 27, 2012

    This is a must have and must be added at the latest when the support for renderMode GPU will be completely discontinued

  • mmah-umd

    7:21:45 AM GMT+00:00 Dec 26, 2012

    If you force us to use direct render mode to get the camera to display correctly, then it is also necessary to be able to put the application in the background. With AIR 3.3, my application works as desired, but as of AIR 3.4, the application will die in the background without releasing its use of the location API.

  • 5898845

    4:37:34 AM GMT+00:00 Dec 3, 2012

    We cannot release our app without the support of background processing as the app needs to automatically logout (as a security requirement by our customer) after a specified time after being sent to the background.

  • NicolaBirtwistle

    9:14:18 AM GMT+00:00 Nov 30, 2012

    I totally agree with Flo131313. AIR for mobile is looking increasingly nonviable.

  • kojot1234

    10:40:52 AM GMT+00:00 Nov 26, 2012

    +1 it would be very useful to have.

  • drumz_voice

    9:48:55 PM GMT+00:00 Nov 25, 2012

    Have begun designing apps that need to be able to run in background. Stumbled across this missing ability just recently and will now have to scrap all the work. Please make this a priority.

  • seb.M

    6:25:21 AM GMT+00:00 Nov 13, 2012

    The only reason why we cannot use Adobe AIR for our applications.

  • flash dictionary

    7:41:25 PM GMT+00:00 Nov 12, 2012

    Please please please. Need this enhancement.

  • Martin Weiser

    4:34:12 AM GMT+00:00 Nov 4, 2012

    Any demmand for mobile apps requires background tasking, and on the same hand Adobe encourages to use stage3D, so please, make background networking, rpocesses, possible in renderMode = direct, otherwise flash platform for mobile i useless for my clients

  • Peter T.R

    12:54:56 PM GMT+00:00 Oct 29, 2012

    Adobe AIR is unless to make a app that work in background on IOS.

  • Terry Graham

    11:39:21 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 24, 2012

    Disabling this feature in Direct mode makes it much less useful.

  • Spedronimo

    3:09:33 AM GMT+00:00 Oct 23, 2012

    Just do it!
    Just do it!
    Just do it!

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