Here’s the scenario. We have five kids and one iPad. We want to limit each child to a half hour on the iPad, but keeping track of five of them using it is too much for the parents (i.e. driving us insane). Right now we ask them to start a timer when their turn begins but they “forget”. Because it’s five of them, Screentime doesn’t work because we’d be resetting it every time they hand it off to the next child so they can access all the apps.
Meanwhile, I have a Shortcut Automation on my iPad that launches the Visual Task Timer app (a Shortcuts-enabled timer) with a 1 hour timer when it detects I’ve opened a particular app. (It checks to see if a timer is already running in VTT and if not, it starts a new one; otherwise it keeps it going. This prevents the timer from resetting in case of accidental switching of apps.)
I’d like to do the same thing on the kids’ iPad, except have the automation launch when any app launches, not just a particular app. Is that possible?