Thursday, June 30, 2011

Re: [android-developers] Starting an app at BOOT

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 4:28 AM, Paolo <> wrote:
> I'd like to start a service when the device completes booting up.


> I know I have to use a BrodcastReceiver with ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED,
> but as documentation this only works if the app installed in the
> internal storage.
> What about the external storage? Is there a workaround to get a quite
> similar behavior also in this case?

No. Don't install it to external storage, or don't start the service
at boot time.

Since very few apps really need to have a service start at boot time,
I suggest that you start there.

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