Random beginner-question: don't pause timer when running in background on mobile

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By pferft

Hi everyone,

working on a mobile project, I have a countdown running (a Label displaying the child’s (Timer) wait_time). The timer “pauses” (interrupts) when switching to another app (not closing the game, just “shifting” to the background…), so the counter continues on re-opening the game from where it paused.

What I want is the counter not to interrupt. Is that possible?

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: pferft

I believe this is helpful:

So I assume it’s not really possible to keep things running in the background and necessary calculations etc. need to be refreshed on focussing-in again…