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Some way to prevent one app steal focus of another app

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by RegiOween, May 7, 2020.

  1. RegiOween

    RegiOween Lurker
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    Hello, folks!

    I'm new in this forum, so I registered just to ask this specific question:

    Is there some way to prevent one app steal focus of another app?
    I'm a ride share driver, so I work with both the ride share app and Waze app open at the same time, but constantly, close to the end of the trip, the ride share app steal focus from the Waze app, and sometimes I totally lost my way, having to stop the car, and manually give focus to Waze again.

    Besides being very annoying, this is very dangerous, because sometimes is impossible to stop the car in a safe place before switching focus again.

    This is something that's really driving me crazy (literally) since I started driving ride share apps, so I desperately asking for your help for this problem.

    My setup:
    Motorola Moto X Play
    Android 7.1.1 (Rooted)

    Thanks in advance!

    RegiOween
     


  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    not sure what you mean by "focus". care to explain it? and why not use google maps?
     
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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Does your whatever it is "ride share app" not do its own mapping and routing? If it doesn't, that sounds like a serious problem to me.

    I know about DiDi and Uber, and they have their own rroute mapping and navigation, and so no need to give focus to some other app.

    Yes, the app you're using does sound very dangerous. Maybe you should shoot the devs an email about it?
     
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  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Apparently the OP's ride sharing app is relying on an another app on the phone (Waze) to do the actual routing and navigation. And juggling between apps while driving is not good, and could be dangerous.

    Any ride sharing app, I would expect it to include everything, like mapping, routing, and billing. Such as Uber, DiDi, or Lyft does.


    mapping, where you pickup your customer from
    routing, where is your customer going and best route to get there.
    billing, customer has to pay for the ride of course.

    And if a ride sharing app can't do those, it's a fail .
     
    #4 mikedt, May 7, 2020
    Last edited: May 7, 2020
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  5. RegiOween

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    Focus means the active app in the foreground of the screen.

    Waze is superior to Google Maps in so many ways, specially in customization.
     
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  6. RegiOween

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    The ride share app in question (99 Driver) does have mapping and routing, but it's too bad, compared to Waze.
    The funny thing is the app itself (as Uber does too) has an option to use Waze or Google Maps instead of their own.
    Uber Driver app also steal focus from Waze, exactly the same way described in my post, but I don't drive for Uber anymore.
     
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Are you in Brazil? Because available ride sharing apps and services can be very much country specific.

    Myself for ride sharing and the drivers I know only use DiDi, and that can't use third-party apps for mapping and routing. So losing focus is not something I've ever seen in a ride sharing app. Uber pulled out of China.

    Perhaps you should contact the 99 Driver app devs about the problem?
    Maybe they can fix it or suggest something.
     
    #7 mikedt, May 7, 2020
    Last edited: May 7, 2020
  8. RegiOween

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    Yes, I'm in Brazil, and the fun fact is that 99 was originally a brazilian ride share company, bought for the chineses.

    I'll try to contact the developers, as suggested. Thanks for your attention!
     
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  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好


    Apparently 99 is owned by DiDi Chuxing. https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/99_(aplicativo)
    I'd be interested to hear what the 99 devs have to say. I'm very familiar with DiDi, but only in China.
     
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