Introducing Background Automations with MFC Deck 1.1.0!
Background Automations is an implementation of a Background event trigger on iOS 14. Use it to run shortcuts, decks, and cards on a recurring time interval throughout the day or when you are in a specific application.
The Background Automations trigger has the following options:
- Action: The action to perform on a recurring basis. Can be a shortcut or an MFC Deck card or deck.
- Interval: Time to wait between triggers. Can be between 10 and 90 seconds.
- Active App: A variable describing the app currently in-use. Set in a shortcut or automation.
Here is a video showing Background Automations in action: https://twitter.com/mfcdeck/status/1325587662745399296
iOS 14 introduced several new triggers (e.g. Battery Level and Charging) and updated existing Time of Day trigger so they can run automatically without confirmation. iOS 14 lacks, however, a Background trigger that can run periodically in the background. A native solution may arrive with iOS 15, but until then, this implementation allows you to experience what a Background trigger can offer.
Documentation and Download
Visit the Background Automations webpage for complete documentation, a link to the shortcut, and more. Background Automations requires MFC Deck 1.1.0 and MFC Deck Premium. You can trial MFC Deck for free for 14-days.