Starting with Qt 5.7, you can create Android services using Qt. A service is a component that runs in background, so, it has no user interface. It is useful to perform long-term operations such as logging GPS, waiting for social media notifications, and so on. A service will continue to run even if the application that started it exits.
To create a service, do the following steps:
- Uncomment the service part of your
- Make sure the
servicetag contains an
android:process=":some_name"attribute. It is needed to force the
serviceto run in a separate process than the
- If you're using the same application (.so file) for activity and also for service, you need to use
meta-datato pass some arguments to your
mainfunction in order to know which one is which.
- To enable background running, uncomment
meta-dataand set it to true (
Qt loads the
.so file defined in
meta-data, and calls the
main function with all the arguments set in
See Android Services documentation for more information.
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