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Support background playback & nav controls when locked

Like the iPod app, the Audible and Stitcher Apps can play while the device is locked, and will stop and start with two-finger double-tap. Also, play resumes after disconnecting from a call. I imagine this could only work with the speech engine and not with voice-over reading. Other than a few reproducable crashes, this is a great first approximation of Bookshare on iOS.

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    Joel ZimbaJoel Zimba shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Randy RusnakRandy Rusnak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to see the app work in the backround as well. As it is, you can't place your I product in your pocketwhile you were in a jym on a treadmill. If one is reading I have noticed sometime the play/pause buttons will looze focus. This really needs to be addressed. When the device is unlocked if this locking issue is put in to affect. Just want to say Its a great first step. Love the app.

      • David PartrickDavid Partrick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As it stands, reading with the device locked is the biggest item on my wish list. Having the screen on just wastes precious battery life.

      • jbarjbar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        While I like this feature, I don't think it's easily doable. Media apps can call an IOS service to continue playing a media file. There's no IOS service that says "continue translating this document into speech.

      • Deborah ArmstrongDeborah Armstrong commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I read in bed while falling asleep. Students read on or while waiting for the bus. If you are reading with audio, you need a way to put it in your pocket and keep reading continuously. This means it should keep reading even when the sleep button is pressed.

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