Microsoft Will Let Apps Run From Lock Screen

Microsoft has just made a change to what developers are allowed to do with apps, freeing them up to run even though the phone is locked. Up until now, the rule had been that for an app to run while the screen was locked, it had to receive explicit user permission to do so. Microsoft has now changed the ruling, so that they can run while locked, as long as they don’t make too big of a draw on the battery life: if the app plays audio, it needs to be able to run for 6 hours, or more than 120 hours otherwise.

It’s good to see Microsoft actively listening to devs, and adjusting their policy to make things easier for them.

[via Engadget]

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