Google announced today that it will be bringing ads to the Play Store, and while that will surely annoy the majority of us, it isn't the only thing that sucks about the Play Store. From the lack of clear communication with developers to ridiculous restrictions, there are a handful of very annoying things about Google's approach. Let us know what bugs you the most about the Play Store.
Monitor and Restart Killed Apps with KeepRunning
Ordinarily, Android’s process lifecycle is a great thing. Rather than allowing apps to keep running indefinitely, the process lifecycle defines what happens to old processes as the system is in need of new memory for newer and more important apps. This behavior is generally a good thing, unless one of the apps that is killed happens to be an app that you would like to have stay open.
There are a few ways that applications can get around this. For example, if an application places an ongoing notification in the notification bar, it will stay in the foreground and won’t be automatically killed. However, what if you wish to preserve other applications?
Luckily, XDA Senior Member defim created KeepRunning for exactly this purpose. While the application won’t prevent your applications from being killed, KeepRunning monitors your apps and restarts up to three applications of your choosing at a user-specified monitor interval. This is quite useful for crash-prone messenger apps, which may otherwise miss messages while not open.
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