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Is there an option for GPS tracking to work while the user’s phone is locked/screen off? I’m working on a vehicle tracking app but I can’t rely on the user’s phone to be on. Can the app continue to run with the screen off?

I’m not 100% sure, but I doubt it’d work if the screen is off

I checked with the Zeroqode guys and they said the same thing about their app wrapper. I’m no Android/iPhone dev but what is preventing it from the BDK/Zeroqodes apps from tracking all the time? I see this option for an app I have that requires tracking while screen is off.

Ahh, yup. It has to do with the fact that it’s a web app wrapper vs being a truly native mobile app. I bet with some research, you can find a way—I just don’t know myself. I’m a huge advocate of wrapping a Bubble app for iOS and Android, but there are definitely limitations.

Okay thanks so much. I figured it might be Web-wrapped related sadly…

The one signal tool for renewing certificates was down so @gaurav was kind enough to do it for me.

Hello @gaurav .
Today, the testing app asks me to update the app to latest version.
Not able to do anything with the app, even if i am definitely on the latest version.
Any Idea how this bug happened ?

hey @gaurav , by change you know if the drag and drop plugins work with your wrapper?? or any html5 canvas plugins ?

Hi Everyone and @gaurav .

I am working on a Native app that I have already converted to BDK.
The app has a chat function including voice messaging.

I am using “BN-Record Audio” to record audio messages on both Android and iOS and saving them into the database in the form of files. Also, I am using “BN-Play Audio” to play these saved audio messages on the front end.

Now the problem is that when I record an audio on Android, It gives me a “.AMR” file that gets saved in the DB. This “.AMR” file plays well on android phones, but when I try to play this “.AMR” file from database in my iOS device it does not play at all.

The reason behing this could be that iOS does not support '.AMR" files since iOS 4.3 onwards.

Really frustrated and can’t find a solution for this problem as I cannot use any other audio player plugin available on Bubble because they don’t play with BDK native.

Any king of help would be appreciated in this regard. Thanks

The html recording audios not working is also a problem to me…

First of all, BDK Wrap is awesome!
There are just 2 things that prevent me from saying that is perfect, 2 issues that I really need but I can’t workaround.

1st issue → ANDROID bdk doesn’t allow FULL SCREEN, and it doesn’t seem to work with any video player (I’ve tested lots). So for example, I have youtube videos on my page, and my users with android can’t watch it in full screen.

2nd issue → The recording plugins doesn’t seem to work too, so it’s impossible for the user to record an audio while seeing the app page. As mentioned by @Talha54, there are also problems with playing the file formats.

I really look foward for these issues to be resolved in the next updates
I will update my app immediately when it’s released

But even then, thanks for your work @gaurav

(Currently I have a button that opens the video link outside the app, so they can watch it in full screen, the problem is that it doesn’t carry the current time with it, so if the user presses in the middle of the video, he will watch it from the beginning again)

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Hi @ri_scc_94 having the same exact dilemma as you with the 1st issue. What video player are you using? Have you tried this one? New Plugin - Html5 Video, Youtube, Vimeo, Audio Player

I’ve opened their “Demo page” inside the bdk app in android, and tried to open the youtube video full screen, it doesn’t work at all :confused:

The only thing that didn’t work was the fullscreen

Have you managed to make it work in android?

I’m using the videojs plugin player so what i did is remove the option to play fullscreen. Did you try the mobile version of the player?

the Full screen doesn’t work either…

What I want is the used to be able to open full scree, it wouldn’t make sense to me to remove the option to play full screen :confused:

@arsenewenger @ri_scc_94 works perfect with Natively :slight_smile:
Unfortunately, Android can’t record landscape in a normal way

Did you figure it out?

Nope… I wouldn’t like to change BDK for another wrap, so I hope @gaurav gets an update which will allow it.

After running a few tests there is a small amount of vertical scroll on the page level which shouldn’t be there. I’d estimate its around 7 pixels. This is within the test environment. @gaurav Are you aware of this and do you know how to fix? Many thanks.

Hi all,

Anybody else experiencing no support from BDK? Waiting for days now without any response. I ran into some issues with BDK so not sure if it is due to BDK issues or something else. If you have a channel to talk to BDK let me know because it seems a very mature plugin.