Background Task Options unsatisfying

    General discussion

  • In my opinion, the current scheduling options for Background Tasks are unsatifying.

    Take the timer triggered Task for example which also implies running under the lockscreen which in reality most apps simply don't need. A news reader app could be perfectly fine with periodically updating the count property of its application tile without ever messing with the lockscreen.

    I also think the quotas for applications running on a desktop machine need to be relaxed a lot. As a desktop user of apps involved with reading news of any kind, I would expect their application tiles to be up to date pretty much at any time and now just every two hours and even then if the stars are properly aligned.


    Friday, August 03, 2012 5:02 PM